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Exegetical Exercise (Ezekiel 3 1-11)

The Uniform Series text for Sunday, July 23, is Ezekiel 3:1-11. Here is the text (including a couple of verses from chapter 2; version: Inclusive Bible), along with my exegetical notes: 2:8 But you, mere mortal, heed what I say … Continue reading

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Exegetical Exercise (Jeremiah 1, 4-10)

The Uniform Series text for Sunday, July 16, is Jeremiah 1:4-10, “the call of Jeremiah.” Here is the NRSV’s text, starting from Jeremiah 1:1, followed by my exegetical notes: The words of Jeremiah son of Hilkiah, of the priests who … Continue reading

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Two Poems by Christina Rossetti

This morning, fourteenth Sunday in ordinary time, the breeze, as I was sitting on the balcony of the hotel where we are staying for vacation, and noticing the rustling in the tall grass that architecturally landscapes the view so as … Continue reading

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Questions for Reflection and Discussion (Exodus 3:1-12)

Still thinking about the Uniform Series text for Sunday, July 2 – Exodus 3:1-12 – some questions for reflection and discussion: Assuming Moses is on an unusually long trip with the flock (typical shepherd trips are evidently on the order … Continue reading

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Exegetical Exercise (Judges 13:1-7, 24-25)

The Uniform Series text for Sunday, June 25, is Judges 13:1-7, 24-25, which we might describe as the “call of Samson,” but which in a way is more precisely the “call of Samson’s mother/Manoah’s wife/Zlelponi (by tradition).” The text (in … Continue reading

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