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.

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.

The savior child is born, with joy and calls to praise, but there is still danger and suffering for the waiting people.

Births as signs of saving events and the giving of names reveal God's Secret Work.

Advent anticipates a time of healing and of joy for those previously excluded from God's safe highway.

God’s judgment comes with a righteous judge, an heir of David, for whom the faithful hope and answer the call to repentance.

The liturgical year begins with visions that place the world under God’s judgment, visions that shape attitudes by which the faithful may live in the present.

At the end of the liturgical year, the faithful hear the promise of the Reign of Christ.

People of faith hear about paradise or salvation on earth, but also about work and watchfulness before the great time.

A new temple and a new life call the faithful to work.

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