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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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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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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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Seventeenth Sunday in Ordinary Time

[ A sermon on Amos 7:10-17, delivered at a small church in southern Indiana …} This episode in the life of Amos is a lesson in heroism. Not the kind of heroism that runs into burning buildings and pulls people … Continue reading

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Questions for Reflection and Discussion (Amos 7 10-17)

Questions we might use for reflecting on and discussing Amos 7:10-17 (the Uniform Series text) on Sunday, July 30: Amaziah charges Amos with conspiracy, and tells him to leave Bethel and stop his prophesying against Israel. Are there circumstances in … Continue reading

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Exegetical Exercise (Amos 7 10-17)

The Uniform Series text for Sunday, July 30 is Amos 7:10-17. Here’s the text (Inclusive Bible version), followed by my exegetical notes: 10Amaziah the priest of Bethel then sent the following message to Jeroboam ruler of Israel: “Amos is plotting … Continue reading

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