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Exegetical Exercise (Exodus 3:1-12)

The Uniform Series text for Sunday, July 2, is Exodus 3:1-12 – a portion of the text that’s often short-handed as “the call of Moses.” Here’s the text (in Inclusive Bible version), and my notes on it: 1/ Moses was … Continue reading

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Twelfth Sunday in Ordinary Time

The text today continues the exploration of God’s call in the book of Judges, with the call of Samson – although the call is more properly, as we’ll see, the call of Samson’s mother. Scripture doesn’t tell us her name, … 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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Eleventh Sunday in Ordinary Time

The text for this sermon (the Uniform Series text for June 18) is the beginning of the story of Jephthah, one of the Judges, whose story is told in chapters 11 and 12 of the book of Judges. We are … Continue reading

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Trinity Sunday

[A sermon on the Uniform Series text for June 11, which is also Trinity Sunday in the liturgical year.] The text for the morning is Judges 6:11-18, the beginning of the story of Gideon’s call. Gideon lives in the time … Continue reading

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Exegetical Exercise (Judges 6:11-18)

The Uniform Series text for Sunday, June 11, is Judges 6:11-18, in which Gideon receives his call or commission from God. Here are my notes on this text: First impressions: This narrative in particular seems very incomplete without its background … Continue reading

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Pentecost

The text this morning (Sunday, June 4, 2017), which is the one we are studying in our class using the Uniform Series texts, is the first in a series of texts that remember God’s history of calling people into the … Continue reading

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