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.

The struggles of the faithful in the world focus our eyes on Endings, in life and in liturgies.

God affirms and helps faithful widows, who survive the oppressions of the mighty and the hypocritical.

God’s Torah directs the faithful to the greatest commandment, love of God and neighbor.

Those long exiled in foreign places -- or in disabling conditions -- hear words of promise and restoration.

The Servant of the Lord accepts suffering for other’s sins -- and teaches disciples to lead by serving.

Prophets condemn ill-gotten gains, and disciples practice living without wealth.

Human fulfillment is the glory of God’s earth, seen in the love of marriage and children.

_The spirit of God leads people across boundaries – to encounter both allies and enemies._

The godless are ruthless toward the innocent -- so Jesus especially protects the dependent ones.

Wisdom is found in all the cosmos, but also along a road toward Jerusalem.

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