Monthly Archives: January 2014

Epiphany 4A (2 February 2014)

Contents 1 Lectionary 2 Introduction 3 First Reading: What does the Lord require? 4 Second Reading: The foolishness of God 5 Gospel: Beatitudes 5.1 The Jesus Seminar and the Beatitudes 6 Jesus Database 7 Liturgies and Prayers 7.1 Music Suggestions … Continue reading

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Epiphany 3A (26 January 2014)

Contents 1 Lectionary 2 First Reading: Galilee of the nations 3 Second Reading: Unity that transcends factions 4 Gospel: Jesus calls the fishers of Capernaum 4.1 Fishing for Humans 4.2 Capernaum 5 Jesus Database 6 Liturgies and Prayers 6.1 Australia … Continue reading

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Epiphany 2A (19 January 2014)

Contents 1 Lectionary 2 The Epiphany Cycle 3 John’s disciples find Jesus 3.1 John the Baptist in the Gospel of John 4 Jesus Database 5 Liturgies and Prayers 5.1 Music Suggestions Lectionary Isaiah 49:1-7 & Psalm 40:1-11 1Corinthians 1:1-9 John … Continue reading

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The Occupation of the Bible

Wednesday, 20 November, 1100–1230 Text for an introductory presentation to a panel at the Ninth International Sabeel Conference, Jerusalem on Wednesday, 20  November 2013. [video] The conference organisers indicated as follows: What are some of the common ways to misinterpret … Continue reading

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First Sunday after Epiphany (12 January 2014)

Contents 1 Lectionary 2 Introduction 3 First Reading: Isaiah 42 4 Second reading: Acts 10 5 Gospel: John baptizes Jesus 6 Jesus Database 7 Liturgies and Prayers 7.1 Music Suggestions Lectionary Isaiah 42:1-9 and Psalm 29 Acts 10:34-43 Matthew 3:13-17 … Continue reading

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Why visit Israel and Palestine?

Yesterday I was asked by a journalist for a couple of lines about why I visit Israel so often, and what it means to me as a person of faith? For me, the most important thing about taking students to … Continue reading

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