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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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Eighteenth Sunday in Ordinary Time

[Something a little less than a sermon on the Uniform Series text for this Sunday, Acts 6:1-8:] As we look in on this episode from Acts, this story of the life of the early Church, here’s what we see: a … 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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Exegetical Exercise (Isaiah 6:1-8)

The Uniform Series text for Sunday, July 9 is Isaiah 6:1-8, “the call of Isaiah.” Here’s the text (version: Inclusive Bible) and my notes on it: 1/In the year of the death of Uzziah, ruler of Judah, I saw YHWH … Continue reading

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Thirteenth Sunday in Ordinary Time

[A sermon on Exodus 3:1-12, the Uniform Series text for Sunday, July 2, delivered at a small church in southern Indiana] Rashi, who is widely recognized as the greatest medieval Jewish commentator on scripture, says that when God tells Moses … Continue reading

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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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