Monthly Archives: June 2013

bible blog 1071

This blog offers a meditation on the Common Lectionary daily readings along with a headline from world news: World leaders meet in Northern Ireland 1 Samuel 1:21 – 2:11 21 The husband, Elkanah, went up with all his household to offer the yearly sacrifice to Adonai and fulfill his vow. 22 But Hannah did not go up, […]

bible blog 1070

At the start of the week this blog offers a meditation on the Common Lectionary daily readings, along with a headline from world news President Rohani promises moderation and wisdom in Iran Luke 20:9-19 J.B. Phillips New Testament (PHILLIPS) Jesus tells the people a pointed story 9-16 Then he turned to the people and told them this […]

bible blog 1069

A short Sunday blog offers a meditation on the Common Lectionary reading for today. Matthew 18:1-14 J.B. Phillips New Testament (PHILLIPS) Jesus commends the simplicity of children 18 It was at this time that the disciples came to Jesus with the question, “Who is really greatest in the kingdom of Heaven?” 2-4 Jesus called a little child […]

bible blog 1068

This blog offers a meditation on the Common Lectionary daily readings along with a headline from world news: SPEAKING THE TRUTH TO POWER: EDWARD SNOWDEN Luke 20:1-8 J.B. Phillips New Testament (PHILLIPS) 20 1-2 Then one day as he was teaching the people in the Temple, and preaching the Gospel to them, the chief priests, the scribes and […]

bible blog 1067

This blog offers a meditation on the Common Lectionary daily readings along with a headline from world news USA to arm Syrian Rebels Luke 19:41-48 J.B. Phillips New Testament (PHILLIPS) The sight of the city moves him to tears 41-44 And as he came still nearer to the city, he caught sight of it and wept […]

bible blog 1066

This blog offers a meditation on the Common Lectionary daily readings, along with a headline from world news: Edward Snowden’s lady is alone now he’s in hiding Song of Solomon 1 Complete Jewish Bible (CJB) 1 The Ultimate Song, by Shlomo: [She] 2 Let him smother me with kisses from his mouth, for your love is better […]

bible blog 1065

This blog offers a meditation on the Common Lectionary daily readings along with a headline from world news: Syrian Rebels execute a youth for blasphemy, to please God  Luke 19:11-27 J.B. Phillips New Testament (PHILLIPS) 11 Then as the crowd still listened attentively, Jesus went on to give them this parable, For the fact that he […]

bible blog 1064

Today’s blog offers a meditation on the Common Lectionary daily reading along with a headline from world news RIO POLICE TIDY THE FAVELAS BEFORE WORLD CUP  New English Translation (NET) Jesus and Zacchaeus 19 Jesus entered Jericho and was passing through it. 2 Now a man named Zacchaeus was there; he was a chief tax collector and […]

bible blog 1063

At the start of the week, this blog offers a meditation on the Common Lectionary daily readings along with a headline from world news: Rich Europe wants to keep poor Europe where it is Luke 18: 31-43 <!– 31 –> A Third Time Jesus Foretells His Death and Resurrection 31 Then he took the twelve aside […]

bible blog 1062

This Sunday blog provides some thoughts on the Common Lectionary daily readings EVERY DAY 6000 PEOPLE IN THE UK START CARING FOR SOMEONE Matthew 15: 29-39 29After Jesus had left that place, he passed along the Sea of Galilee, and he went up the mountain, where he sat down. 30Great crowds came to him, bringing […]