Tag Archives: Acts

Easter 7 C: On Not Running from the Good Fight

The readings for the Seventh Sunday of Easter are… First Reading        Acts 16:16–34 Psalm                    Psalm 97 New Testament      Revelation 22:12–14, 16–17, 20–21 Gospel                   John 17:20–26 Last week we saw how the great theme of the Holy … Continue reading

Posted in Church and Social Movements, Featured, John's Posts, Pandemic Blog, Reflections on Sunday Readings | Tagged , , , , , , | Leave a comment

Easter 6 C: The Anti-Replacement Theory Gospel

The Lessons for the Sixth Sunday of Easter are First Reading         Acts 16:9–15 Psalm                    Psalm 67 New Testament     Revelation 21:10, 22–22:5 Gospel                   John 14:23–29 or John 5:1–9 These are days when “white supremacy” and “replacement theory” … Continue reading

Posted in Church, Church and Social Movements, Featured, John's Posts, Pandemic Blog, Reflections on Sunday Readings, Social Political Issues | Tagged , , , , , , , , , | Leave a comment

Easter 5 C: A Wrinkle in Time

The readings for the Fifth Sunday of Easter are First Reading Acts 11:1–18 Psalm Psalm 148 New Testament            Revelation 21:1–6 Gospel             John 13:31–35 Wouldn’t it be nice if we could transcend the limitations of time? If we could … Continue reading

Posted in Featured, John's Posts, Pandemic Blog, Reflections on Sunday Readings, Social Political Issues | Tagged , , , , , , , , | Leave a comment

Epiphany 1 C: Christ, Wind, and Fire

The readings for The First Sunday after the Epiphany/The Baptism of Our Lord are: Old Testament      Isaiah 43:1–7 Psalm                    Psalm 29 New Testament     Acts 8:14–17 Gospel                   Luke 3:15–17, 21–22 We will focus here on Luke  and … Continue reading

Posted in Church, Church and Social Movements, Featured, John's Posts, Pandemic Blog, Reflections on Sunday Readings, Social Political Issues | Tagged , , , , , , , , , | Leave a comment

Easter 7 B: Choices Have Consequences

The readings for the Seventh Sunday of Easter, Year B, are Many years ago I asked my friend the dentist which of my teeth I truly had to floss. “Only the ones you want to keep,” he said. Not long … Continue reading

Posted in Church and Social Movements, Featured, John's Posts, Pandemic Blog, Reflections on Sunday Readings, Social Political Issues | Tagged , , , , , , , , | Leave a comment

Easter 6B: The Happy Paradox of Voluntary Servitude

The Readings for this Sixth Sunday of Easter: First Reading         Acts 10:44–48 Psalm                    Psalm 98 New Testament     1 John 5:1–6 Gospel                   John 15:9–17 It’s sooo hard for us to understand and accept true freedom. It’s so … Continue reading

Posted in Church and Social Movements, Featured, John's Posts, Pandemic Blog, Reflections on Sunday Readings, Social Political Issues | Tagged , , , , , , , , | 2 Comments

Easter 5B: What the World Needs Now is Love

The readings for the Fifth Sunday of Easter are: First Reading         Acts 8:26–40 Psalm                    Psalm 22:25–31 New Testament     1 John 4:7–21 Gospel                   John 15:1–8 Hal David wrote the lyrics, Burt Bacharach the music, and Jackie deShannon … Continue reading

Posted in Featured, John's Posts, Pandemic Blog, Reflections on Sunday Readings | Tagged , , , , , | Leave a comment

Easter 2 B: Resurrection Oneness

Readings for the Second Sunday of Easter are First Reading         Acts 4:32–35 Psalm                    Psalm 133 New Testament     1 John 1:1–2:2 Gospel                   John 20:19–31 Throughout all my years of ministry if I had a choice of things … Continue reading

Posted in Church, Featured, John's Posts, Pandemic Blog, Reflections on Sunday Readings, Social Political Issues | Tagged , , , , , , , , , , , | Leave a comment

Ascension Sunday: Ants in our pants over reopening?

Ascension Sunday First Reading: Acts 1.1-11. Gospel: Luke 24.44-53   I vividly remember my parents teasing me about my youthful impatience. They would ask, “Do you have ants in your pants?”   It’s been a couple of months now for … Continue reading

Posted in Featured, John's Posts, Pandemic Blog, Reflections on Sunday Readings | Tagged , , , , , , | Leave a comment

What Binds Us?

Do words bind us, or something deeper than words? The lessons of the Revised Common Lectionary for this Sunday include the account from Acts 2:1-21, of the mighty wind and the tongues of fire coming down on the Jesus believers; … Continue reading

Posted in Faith, Featured, John's Posts, Reflections on Sunday Readings | Tagged , , , , , , | Leave a comment