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.

Luke taught that the earthly work of Jesus had an end:   the Ascension. 

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

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

The Lord – as shepherd – creates 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.

This is my body ... for the forgiveness of sins.


As Lent nears its end, the faithful hear rumors of resurrection to a new life in the Spirit.


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