Biblical Words—Lectionary Studies
Jay Wilcoxen spent twenty years teaching Bible at the University of Chicago, his mission is to advocate for the plain and direct sense of the Lectionary readings.
Jay Wilcoxen reviews the expanding genre of Study Bibles.
An Introduction to Paul’s Epistle to the Romans.
This short essay offers the following: (1) a broad historical background to the Letter to the Hebrews, (2) what we know (and do not know) about this writing, and (3) the two points of its message, namely, the Revelation and the Pilgrimage.
The Gospel readings for 2014 will come mainly from the Gospel According to Matthew. This Gospel was composed around 90 CE, probably in Antioch in Syria, a city heavily Jewish and mainly Greek-speaking. “Matthew” put into good flowing Greek the accepted teaching of that second-generation church just as it had finally separated from its roots in the Jewish synagogue.
For more than 30 days before November's Election, numerous news outlets reported on the significance of a high millennial voter turnout. They did vote. Consider where a significant amount of voter registration activity came from...and where it did not come from.
Florida voters just approved a constitutional amendment to restore the right to vote to people with conviction histories. In Illinois, we already have that right but we don’t have access.
We grieve with and pray for those whose lives have been ripped apart by recent hateful acts of terror, but prayers are not enough.
Guidelines for Congregations and Clergy on Political Action (pdf) from the United Church of Christ