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.

Healing is promised, instead of discrimination.

The ancestors of old received the fixed word of God, but sometimes God puts a comma in place of a period.

Leaders sometimes put choices to the people, choices that shape history and lead to life or death.

Wisdom leads to a banquet, brought by the Lord in person.

Bread really from God separates the perishing from the enduring.

The manna in the wilderness had lessons about true heavenly bread for many later generations.

Those who become hungry in their search for God also find food in surprising ways.

The prophet announces that the Lord will shepherd Israel, and a Messiah will bring the unity and the healing.

Prophets bearing words of judgment are banished, or worse, by the worldly powers that be.

A prophet sent to the home folks may meet rejection, but God wants it known that a prophet was among them.


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