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.

Philosophers learn about an unknown God and disciples receive the Spirit of

The witnesses to Jesus’ lordship face great costs and great fulfillments.

The Lord as shepherd is revealed in a caring and supportive community.

The risen Lord opens the scriptures, opens the eyes, and opens the way to a new life.

The apostles, witnesses of the resurrection, open the scriptures and offer forgiveness.

Things become new, victories celebrated, living set in a heavenly light – God’s work of resurrection.

"Clean out the old yeast… for our paschal lamb, Christ, has been sacrificed." (I Corinthians 5:7)


As the season of Lent nears its end, the minds of the faithful awaken to resurrection to a new life in the Spirit.

The God who knows the hearts of mortals sends an Anointed One to bring sight to those who have not seen.


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