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.

Human appeals are dwarfed by the floods of chaos, ruled only by the Lord’s word of order or peace.

In diverse and surprising ways, God’s plantings grow and produce new life.

Human bondage by evil powers – background to the great good news.

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

The Spirit of God, that gives life, empowers a community of many-voiced witnesses to God’s work.

Though remembering a heritage of betrayal, Jesus’ followers are God’s messengers sent into 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.

The risen Lord is the Good Shepherd, giving his life for his sheep and known to them by his Name.

The resurrection of Jesus releases new power, opens old scriptures, and cancels old sins.


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