Monthly Archives: March 2017

Lenten Readings: Day 26

Predestination and the Power of Love Today’s second reading from the Daily Office Lectionary echoes down twenty cenuries and has been deeply influential. Rom 8.28–39 We know that all things work together for good for those who love God, who … Continue reading

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Lenten Readings: Day 25

Creation Groaning in Labour Pains Paul in today’s second reading from the Daily Office Lectionary is encouraging the readers/hearers of his Letter to the Romans to live by the Spirit, as he himself does. The benefits are significant, in his … Continue reading

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Lenten Readings: Day 24

Spirit Today’s second reading from the Daily Office Lectionary continues with Paul’s Letter to the Romans. After the interpretive issues that bedevilled the readings of the past few days today’s reading is relatively clear. By now we are used to the … Continue reading

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Lenten Readings: Day 23

Martin Luther and the Introspective Conscience of the West Martin Luther loved Paul’s Letter to the Romans. He thought Christians should study it every day and memorize every word. He wrote in the Preface to his Commentary on the Epistle … Continue reading

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Lenten Readings: Day 22

In Which I Am Confused By The Apostle Paul Today’s second reading from the Daily Office Lectionary is a strange one. Listen in: Rom 7.1–12 Do you not know, brothers and sisters—for I am speaking to those who know the … Continue reading

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Lenten Readings: Day 22

Beyond Good and Evil? Today is March 25, 2017, so strictly speaking the readings from the Daily Office Lectionary today are not those for the Saturday after the Third Sunday in Lent, but those for the Feast of the Annunciation … Continue reading

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Lenten Readings: Day 21

Burial by Water Neil Gaiman writes incredibly creepy stories, and in his landmark “Sandman” comic series one of the creepiest is Cerements (Sandman #55, collected in World’s End). It describes a city called Litharge, somewhere that is not quite this … Continue reading

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