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Questions for Reflection and Discussion (Acts 9 10-19)

Here are some questions related to Acts 9:10-19, the Uniform Series text for Sunday, August 20, that we might try to discuss in class: The reading opens with the Lord appearing to Ananias in a vision, and announces that Saul … Continue reading

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Exegetical Exercise (Acts 9 10-19)

The Uniform Series passage for Sunday, August 20 is Acts 9:10-19, the last part of the episode of Paul (Saul’s) dramatic conversion experience (or, “conversion” experience, if we follow the new scholarship on Paul, which I do, that holds that … Continue reading

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Nineteenth Sunday in Ordinary Time

[A sermon on Acts 8:26-40, the Uniform Series text for Sunday, August 13, 2017.] What in the world are we supposed to make of this story? This peculiar story about a meeting, as it turns out, an appointment, arranged by … Continue reading

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Questions for Reflection and Discussion (Acts 8 26-40)

Here are some questions over the Uniform Series text, Acts 8:26-40, that we could consider in class this Sunday: How, or what, does the setting of the story – a desert road going from Jerusalem to Gaza – contribute to … Continue reading

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Exegetical Exercise (Acts 8 26-40)

The Uniform Series text for Sunday, August 13 is Acts 8:26-40. These are my notes on the text: This is an amazing text from a literary point of view; and there are a lot of ideas packed into this text-as-literature. … Continue reading

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Questions for Reflection and Discussion (Acts 6 1-8)

Here are some questions over the Uniform Series text, Acts 6:1-8, that we could consider in class on Sunday: The text mentions that “a dispute arose …,” and goes on to describe steps that were taken to respond to it, … Continue reading

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Exegetical Exercise (Acts 6 1-8)

The Uniform Series text for Sunday, August 6, is Acts 6:1-8. Here’s the text (Inclusive Bible version), and my notes: 1In those days, as the number of disciples grew, a dispute arose between the Hellenistic Jews and those who spoke … Continue reading

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