Monthly Archives: October 2013

bible blog 1174

This blog offers a meditation on the Common Lectionary daily readings along with a headline from world news: IRAN: HANGED MAN SURVIVES AND IS ALLOWED TO LIVE Matthew 11:7-15 New English Translation (NET) 7 While they were going away, Jesus began to speak to the crowd about John: “What did you go out into the wilderness […]

bible blog 1173

This blog offers a meditation on the Common Lectionary daily readings along with a headline from world news: 29 million SLAVES in the world today   Matthew 11:1-6 New English Translation (NET) 11 When Jesus had finished instructing his twelve disciples, he went on from there to teach and preach in their towns. Jesus and John […]

Bible Blog 1172

This blog offers a meditation on the Common Lectionary daily readings along with a headline from world news: Alexei Navalni ALEXEI NAVALNI, OPPONENT OF PUTIN, STILL BARRED FROM POLITICS IN RUSSIA Matthew 10:34-42 New English Translation (NET) Not Peace, but a Sword 34 “Do not think that I have come to bring peace to the earth. […]

bible blog 1171

This blog offers a meditation on the Common Lectionary daily readings along with a headline from world news:   A MILLION AND A HALF MUSLIMS GO ON HAJJ  Matthew 10:24-33 New English Translation (NET) 24 “A disciple is not greater than his teacher, nor a slave greater than his master. 25 It is enough for the disciple […]

bible blog 1170

This blog offers a meditation on the Common Lectionary daily readings along with a headline from world news: SECTARIAN BOMBING IRAQ KILLS SUNNIS DURING EID   Matthew 10:16-23 New English Translation (NET) Persecution of Disciples 16 “I am sending you out like sheep surrounded by wolves, so be wise as serpents and innocent as doves. 17 Beware of […]

bible blog 1169

This blog offers a meditation on the Common Lectionary daily readings along with a headline from world news: 7 RED CROSS WORKERS HELD HOSTAGE BY SYRIAN REBELS  Matthew 10:5-15 New English Translation (NET) 5 Jesus sent out these twelve, instructing them as follows: “Do not go to Gentile regions and do not enter any Samaritan town. […]

bible blog 1168

This blog offers a meditation on the Common Lectionary daily readings along with a headline from world news: MALALA AWARDED SAKHAROV PRIZE FOR SUPPORTING THE EQUALITY OF WOMEN  Matthew 9:35-10:4 New Revised Standard Version, Anglicised Catholic Edition (NRSVACE) The Harvest Is Great, the Labourers Few 35 Then Jesus went about all the cities and villages, teaching […]

bible blog 1167

This blog offers a meditation on the Common Lectionary daily readings along with a headline from world news: NOBEL PEACE PRIZE FOR ORGANIZATION FOR PROHIBITION OF CHEMICAL WEAPONS  Matthew 9:27-34 New English Translation (NET) Healing the Blind and Mute 27 As Jesus went on from there, two blind men followed him, shouting, “Have mercy on us, […]

bible blog 1166

This blog offers a meditation on the Common Lectionary daily readings along witha headline form world news: RED CROSS REPORT ON EUROPE SAYS ABSOLUTE POVERTY IS INCREASING Matthew 9:18-26 New English Translation (NET) Restoration and Healing 18 As he was saying these things, a ruler came, bowed low before him, and said, “My daughter has just […]

bible blog 1165

This blog offers a meditation on the Common Lectionary daily readings along with a headline from world news: OVADIA JOSEF, HARDLINE SEPHARDIC RABBI, MOURNED IN ISRAEL Matthew 9:9-17 New English Translation (NET) The Call of Matthew; Eating with Sinners 9 As Jesus went on from there, he saw a man named Matthew sitting at the tax […]