Monthly Archives: July 2014

Eighth Sunday after Pentecost (3 August 2014)

Contents 1 Lectionary 2 Gospel: Bread and fish 2.1 1 Corinthians 15:6 2.2 John 6:1-15 2.3 Mark 6:33-44 and 8:1-10 (and parallels) 2.4 Luke 24:13-33, 35 2.5 Luke 24:41-43 2.6 John 21:9,12-13 3 Jesus Database 4 Liturgies and Prayers 4.1 … Continue reading

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Seventh Sunday after Pentecost (27 July 2014)

Contents 1 Lectionary 2 Gospel: More parables from Matthew 2.1 Mustard Seed 2.2 The Leaven 2.3 The Treasure 2.4 The Pearl 2.5 The Fishnet 2.6 The Kingdom’s Scribe 3 Jesus Database 4 Liturgies and Prayers 4.1 Music Suggestions Lectionary Genesis … Continue reading

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Sixth Sunday after Pentecost (20 July 2014)

Contents 1 Lectionary 2 The Parables — Matthew 13 (continued) 3 The Planted Weeds 4 Jesus Database 5 Liturgies and Prayers 5.1 Music Suggestions Lectionary Genesis 28:10-19a and Psalm 139:1-12, 23-24 [or Wisdom of Solomon 12:13, 16-19 (or Isaiah 44:6-8) … Continue reading

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Palestine of Jesus 2014 – Day Fifteen

Today we completed our Palestine of Jesus course at St George’s College in Jerusalem. It has been a fascinating two week experience as we combined several smaller sets of participants from Australia and the USA into a new short term  … Continue reading

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Palestine of Jesus 2014 – Day Fourteen

Today the focus of the Palestine of Jesus course has been on the events of Holy Week, as we visited several sites associated with Gospel traditions from the final days of Jesus. As I write this blog the events from … Continue reading

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Palestine of Jesus 2014 – Day Thirteen

This morning the participants in our Palestine of Jesus course had an extended opportunity to soak up the special places along the NW shore of the Sea of Galilee. We had a late checkout from our rooms at the Pilgerhaus, … Continue reading

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Fifth Sunday after Pentecost (13 July 2014)

Contents 1 Lectionary 2 The twin sons of Isaac: Esau and Jacob 3 Gospel: Jesus and the Parables 3.1 First Stage 3.2 Second Stage 4 Jesus Database 5 Liturgies and Prayers 5.1 Music Suggestions Lectionary Genesis 25:19-34 and Psalm 119:105-112 … Continue reading

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Palestine of Jesus 2014 – Day Twelve

Today was a time to focus on the Galilean context of the ministry of Jesus, exploring the social and political dynamics of the region in his time and reflecting on the implications of that for our own ministries now. We … Continue reading

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Palestine of Jesus 2014 – Day Eleven

The SGC Palestine of Jesus course relocated from Jerusalem to the Galilee today. This was always planned at this point in the schedule, but the move was also a good opportunity to move away from the tensions and security concerns … Continue reading

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Palestine of Jesus 2014 – Day Ten

Friday, July 4. American Independence Day. The first Friday of Ramadan 2014. Heavy security presence in and around Jerusalem. A delayed funeral for the 16 year old, Mohammad Abu Khdair. More rockets and mortar fire from Gaza into the south of … Continue reading

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