Biblical Words

Biblical Words—Lectionary Studies

Jay Wilcoxen spent twenty years teaching Bible at the University of Chicago, before becoming involved in hospital management and finances. In the tradition of the Apostle Matthew, Jay combined accounting and scripture interpreting in his years at Protestants for the Common Good, and in retirement he stills cheers for the causes at Community Renewal Society. Jay's mission is to listen for a Christian Progressive message in the plain and direct sense of the Lectionary readings.

Good news about God’s care should deliver the faithful from despair and anxiety.

Receiving God’s Law is a summons to imitate the holy and perfect heavenly Parent.

God’s law or instruction aims to bring God’s people to maturity, to grown up choices and conduct.

God seeks authentic devotion and life in place of the artificial and worldly.

What God requires is a reversal of the world’s expectations, so the poor and the meek will inherit the ultimate blessings.

To whom does the Servant come? The light begins in Galilee of the nations.

The Servant of the Lord begins a mission to become a light to the nations.

God’s Servant is empowered by the Spirit for a mission to the nations.

Epiphany is about a brilliant light coming into the world for all the nations.

A wondrous event has taken place, has come among us, but to many it is still a secret.

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