Wild Lectionary: Where the Mustard Seed Grows

On the Road to Golgotha Proper 6 (11) B 4th Sunday after Pentecost Mark 4:30-32 By Anne Ellis The day was beautiful, the strangely liminal day that is Holy Saturday. Good Friday had come and gone and we awaited the Good News of the Empty Tomb. Knowing it would come made the day of waiting […]

Wild Lectionary: Imperial Logic and Creation

Proper 5(10)B 1 Samuel 8:4-20, 11:14-15 Genesis 3:8-15 By Wes Howard-Brook and Sue Ferguson Johnson Then Joseph said to the people, “Now that I have this day bought you and your land for Pharaoh, here is seed for you; sow the land. And at the harvests you shall give one-fifth to Pharaoh, and four-fifths shall […]

Wild Lectionary: The Secret Place

Proper 4(9)B Second Sunday After Pentecost By Victoria Loorz Such knowledge is too wonderful for me; it is so high that I cannot attain it. For you created my inmost being; you knit me together in my mother’s womb. I praise you because I am fearfully and wonderfully made; your works are wonderful, I know […]

Wild Lectionary: Trinitarian Mindset and Reconciliation

Trinity Sunday (Year B) Romans 8:14-17 Gospel: John 3:1-17 By Victoria Marie Today is Trinity Sunday. Today’s scripture readings provide an opportunity to reclaim or reinterpret these texts using the Holy Trinity as the template for all relationships. And so, today is an opportunity to reflect on the past with an eye on reconciliation between […]

Wild Lectionary: Proverbial Shelter

Pentecost B Acts 2:1-21 Proverbs 9:8 By Andrew Hudson Salvation. I imagine my educated friends skating over the term in today’s reading. After all, Pentecost is an incredible story about harmony in diversity. That is an important theme, and one most educated folks are eager to pick up in these troubled times. Let’s find a way to […]

Wild Lectionary: Planted and Watered

Easter 7(B) Psalm 1 By Laurel Dykstra Happy are those who do not follow the advice of the wicked, or take the path that sinners tread, or sit in the seat of scoffers; but their delight is in the law of the LORD, and on his law they meditate day and night. They are like […]

Wild Lectionary: Wild Vine

Easter 5(B) By Matthew Syrdal I am the true vine, and my Father is the vinegrower. He removes every branch in me that bears no fruit. Every branch that bears fruit he prunes to make it bear more fruit. You have already been cleansed by the word that I have spoken to you. Abide in […]

Wild Lectionary: Sheep are not sexy

Fourth Sunday of Easter (B) John 10: 1-18 By Matthew W. Humphrey Sheep are not sexy. Many biblical commentators struggle with language for this most archetypal figure, oftentimes casting them in unfortunate ways.  In a brief review of the 9 commentaries on the Gospel of John, which contains the reading this week, I counted no […]

Wild Lectionary: Universal Restoration

Easter 3(B) Acts 3:1-21 By The Rev. Dr. Victoria Marie The liturgical season of Easter is the only time that our readings are all from the New Testament. During this season the first readings are from the Acts of the Apostles. Today’s reading from Acts is another occasion where our Roman Catholic Lectionary differs from […]