Preaching Peace Lectionary

Christmas B, Year A

 

We’ll put up this page at Christmas next year. Mean time, the Gospel reading for this and first Christmas set of readings is much the same, but for the change in optional portions, so the Christmas A page may be helpful. Back to top


Gospel So What?

 

We’ll put up this page at Christmas next year. Mean time, the Gospel reading for this and first Christmas set of readings is much the same, but for the change in optional portions, so the Christmas A page may be helpful. Back to top


Epistle Anthropological Reading

 

This section of this particular page is not yet completed, but will be done a few weeks before the Sunday in question. It will be the heart of the discussion, offering an anthropological (“Girardian”) reflection on the lectionary texts. It will be complemmented by the other sections, but this will be the primary material. Back to top


Epistle Historical/Cultural Questions

 

This section of this particular page is not yet complete. In it, there will be materials pertinent to the historical/cultural setting of the texts under consideration, to the extent that they contribute to a non-violent understanding of the text. (We won’t re-hash historical/cultural materials that are well known and add nothing to the “peace” discussion.) Back to top


Epistle So What?

 

The “so what” section for each week will go here. Less scholarly, more reflective. In this section, we’ll try to give our answer to the questions, “Okay, that anthropological stuff is nice, but “so what?” How do I use this in a sermon? How do I relate this to my congregation’s world?” Back to top