Evangelectionary for Sunday March 5th: First of Lent

The lectionary passages for reflection. The First Sunday in Lent, 3/9/14, Matthew 4:1-11 (RCL, Year A) Theme: Repent to live more justly.  A fresh way in repentance – repent or change and grow to be more loving and just in every part of daily life; especially in deciding how to cast your votes and in […]

Weekly Evangelectionary for Sunday July 12th, 2015

Lectionary Readings: 2 Samuel 6:1-5, 12-19; Psalm 85:8-13; Ephesians 1:3-14; Mark 6:14-29 Theme: Birthday Bloodbaths Message: There are only two birthday celebrations mentioned in canonical scripture, both of them thrown by paranoid rulers with blood on their hands. Pharaoh marks his birthday by hanging his chief baker (Genesis 40:20-22). In Mark’s gospel story of a […]

The Seven Fields of Mission

I have two learnings from my work with evangelism and mission: Evangelism belongs inside of mission. We all live in at least seven mission fields each day – home, work, the local community, the wider world, leisure, spiritual health, and the church’s life and outreach. Only a few are front and center daily but all […]