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.

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

In God’s work there are victories, times when the storm of chaos is overcome by a word of peace.

God’s reign moves secretly toward great outcomes.

God's Reign outlasts human kings, the death of mortals, and plunders the house of the Strong Man.

Servants, who are called and known intimately, follow their Lord through trials to new ways of revering God.

God as the Holy One invades human life, shattering earthly powers but transforming those who respond.

The Spirit of God, that gives life, empowers communities with many voices to witness to God’s work.

Though remembering a heritage of betrayal, Jesus’ followers are God’s messengers to the world.

God’s victory among the nations brings them the outpouring of the Holy Spirit and Jesus’ commandment to love.

The risen Lord, who gave himself in love, enables peoples and persons to be God’s love for each other.

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