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.

At moments God’s Word is exuberant and spontaneous, especially after the great liberation from binding convention.

The House of the Lord is honored as the house of prayer, but in time a faithful remnant finds a new holy center.

Wisdom comes through Reverence of the Lord, and through the gifts that create human communion.

Revolutions test people’s truth-telling, when some must trust that their Lord taught the true way.

Human sin has consequences in history, even when profoundly repented, but some hear of a heavenly Bread of Life.

The powerful may be tempted to great sins, while the hungry are fed in God’s own way.

God risks a Covenant with those of worldly power, and remains faithful to those who wait for the promised king.

When the Lord comes there is ecstasy before a holy mystery – though wicked kings blunder on in evil ways.

The great City may have a humble beginning, and God’s servants may be denied by their own.

Grief and anxiety come to the faithful, but the Lord responds in God’s own time.

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