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.

 Genesis 24:34-38, 42-49, 58-67; Psalm 45:10-17; Romans 7:15-25a; Matthew 11:16-19, 25-30.   

The cycles of the generations and the struggles of the soul are promised rest at the end of the journey.   

The life of faith leads to sacrifices – sometimes beyond belief, but finally as God provides. 

Great separations come about, for petty or profound reasons.  Yet God goes with the separated. 

Awesome Visitors and Traveling Apostles bring good news to the faithful and humble. 

The Fullness of God unfolds as Creator, exalted Humanity, and Spirit sanctifying space and time. 

The Holy Spirit breaks out -- inside or outside accustomed boundaries. 

Luke taught that the earthly work of Jesus had an end:   the Ascension. 

Philosophers learn about an unknown God and disciples receive the Spirit of Truth.

The witnesses to Jesus’ lordship face great costs and great fulfillments.

The Lord – as shepherd – creates a caring and supportive community.

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