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.

In a world darkened by sin, prayers of confession and penance are the acceptable sacrifices to God.

At times of transition in leadership or mission, God grants forecasts of coming glory.

The vast distance between God in heaven and those who wait for healing is bridged by the labor of the servant of the Lord.

God provides prophetic leadership to overthrow the powers of evil and bring healing.

Those who really hear God’s call to repent make major changes in their lives.

God calls servants who are known intimately—in their most secret selves.

The baptism of Jesus is a moment in the life of God’s Spirit with the world.

Epiphany is light to the nations, whose sages come to find a king, and who hear of their inclusion in the good news.  

In the fullness of time God gives joy to those seeking the Consolation of Israel. 

An ecstatic declaration rings out about a Messiah — to oppressed people and to working shepherds. 


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