Devotional: Maundy Thursday

Maundy Thursday Morning Prayer Readings: Psalm 102; Jeremiah 20:7-11; 1 Corinthians 10:14-17, 11:27-32; John 17:1-26 I first got to preach on Maundy Thursday in 2008.  Since then, I have...

Devotional: Wednesday in Holy Week

Wednesday in Holy Week Morning Prayer Readings: Psalm 55; Jeremiah 17:5-10; Philippians 4:1-13; John 12:27-36 Rejoice in the Lord always; again I will say rejoice . . . Do not...

Devotional: Tuesday in Holy Week

Tuesday in Holy Week Morning Prayer Readings: Psalm 6, 12; Jeremiah 15:10-21; Philippians 3:15-21; John 12:20-26 This little snippet of a story about some Gentiles who were part of the huge...

Devotional: Monday in Holy Week

Monday in Holy Week Morning Prayer Readings: Psalm 51; Jeremiah 12:1-16; Phillippians 3:1-14; John 12:9-19 Holy Week is upon us. It isn’t Easter quite yet; this is the final...

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Lenten Devotional: Friday in Lent 4

Friday in Lent 4 Morning Office Readings: Psalm 95, 102; Jeremiah 23.1-8; Romans 8.28-39; John 6.52-59 If you are a particular kind of Episco-nerd (and if you’re reading these devotionals,...

Lenten Devotional: Tuesday in Lent 4

Tuesday in Lent 4 Morning Office Readings: Psalms 97, 99; Jeremiah 17:19-27; Romans 7:13-25; John 6:16-27 This morning’s reading from Jeremiah is classic Old Testament stuff.  What Jeremiah is...

Lenten Devotional: Friday in Lent 3

Friday in Lent 3 Morning Office Readings: Psalm 88; Jeremiah 11:1-8, 14-20; Romans 6:1-11; John 8:33-47 “For those experiencing loss, absence, darkness, isolation, and seemingly hopeless situations.”  I found...

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Lenten Devotional:Thursday in Lent 3

Thursday in Lent 3 Morning Office Readings: Psalm 42, 43; Jeremiah 10:11-24; Romans 5:12-21; John 8:21-32 We take a break from our regularly scheduled scripture reflection to bring you a commentary on preaching…....

Lenten Devotional: Wednesday in Lent 3

Wednesday in Lent 3 Morning Office Readings: Psalm 119:97-120; Jeremiah 8:18-9:6; Romans 5:1-11; John 8:12-20 In seminary, it was a big thing to claim the adjective “prophetic”; it felt...

Lenten Devotional: Monday in Lent 3

Monday in Lent 3 Morning Office Readings: Psalm 80; Jeremiah 7:1-15; Romans 4:1-12; John 7:14-36 There are 11 questions in this passage from John’s gospel. 3 questions from Jesus,...

Lenten Devotional: Friday in Lent 2

Friday in Lent 2 Morning Office Readings: Psalm 95 (invitatory), 69; Jeremiah 5:1-9; Romans 2:25-3:18; John 5:30-47 Jeremiah’s ready for Lent.  God challenges Jeremiah to find one righteous person...

Lenten Devotional: Thursday in Lent 2

Thursday in Lent 2 Morning Office Readings: Psalms 70,71,74; Jeremiah 4:9-10, 19-28; Romans 2:12-24; John 5:19-29 “For it is not the hearers of the law who are righteous in God’s...

Lenten Devotional: Wednesday in Lent 2

Wednesday in Lent 2 Morning Office Readings: Psalms 72, 119:73-96; Jeremiah 3:6-18; Romans 1:28-2:11; John 5:1-18 “One man was there who had been ill for thirty-eight years….Jesus said to...

Lenten Devotional: Tuesday in Lent 2

Tuesday in Lent 2 Morning Office Readings: Psalm 61, 62; Jeremiah 2:1-13; Romans 1:16-25; John 4:43-54 Rock.  Refuge.  Strong tower.  Under the cover of your wings.  Stronghold.  I always am...

Lenten Devotional: Monday in Lent 2

Monday in Lent 2 Morning Office Readings: Psalm 56-58; Jeremiah 1:11-19; Romans 1:1-15; John 4:27-42 Invitations are incredibly precious. To invite is to open oneself up, to go out...

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Lenten Devotional: Friday in Lent 1

Friday in Lent 1 Morning Office Readings: Psalms 95 (invitatory), 40, 54; Deuteronomy 10:12-22; Hebrews 4:11-16; John 3:22-36 Prayer is one of—if not the­—core practice of Christian life: pray without...