The Last Week: What the Gospels Really Teach About Jesus’s Final Days in Jerusalem

The Last Week: What the Gospels Really Teach About Jesus’s Final Days in Jerusalem

A second book recommendation was passed along by Stan in our Sunday Morning Forum. The Last Week is authored by Marcus Borg and John Dominic Crossan. Follow the link to the book on Amazon (available in both paperback and Kindle formats). “Using the gospel of Mark as their guide, Borg and Crossan present a day-by-day account of Jesus’s final week of life. They begin their story on Palm Sunday with two triumphal entries into Jerusalem.” (Publisher’s Book Description)

Poet & Peasant by Kenneth E. Bailey

Poet & Peasant by Kenneth E. Bailey

In our Sunday Morning Forum Stan called attention to this book and recommended it to the group. Poet & Peasant is available on Amazon in both paperback and Kindle formats. “This volume is a combined edition of Poet and Peasant and Through Peasant Eyes, Kenneth Bailey’s intensive studies of the parables in the gospel of Luke.” (Publisher’s Book Description)

Long on Jesus

The Rev. Gay Clark Jennings is the newly elected President of the House of Deputies. She has written an op-ed essay published in the Washington Post. I’m proud to be Episcopalian:

Episcopal churches: Short on politics, sexuality debates and long on Jesus

Texts of terror

Sacred Scripture, Violent Verses: How Should We Read the Bible’s Texts of Terror?

The sacred scriptures we use contain lots of violence (just recently our Sunday lectionary texts have featured a number of beheadings and this Sunday 7/15 we hear Mark’s account of the death (by beheading) of John the Baptist).

Daniel Clendenin explores our sometimes uneasy relationship with scripture, especially these “texts of terror” a term first used by Phyllis Tickle to describe them. Go to Sacred Scripture, Violent Verses: How Should We Read the Bible’s Texts of Terror? This is the essay for the week on Journey with Jesus (a weekly E-zine I frequently visit; the archived material is wonderful, too). ~dan

Lessons learned at St. Andrew’s Children’s Clinic

Lessons learned at St. Andrew’s Children’s Clinic

Here is a real-life example of what it means to be a “missional” church. This is posted by the Episcopal News Service.

Lessons learned at St. Andrew’s Children’s Clinic

Here is a real-life example of what it means to be a “missional” church. This is posted by the Episcopal News Service.

THOSE SERVED by Wounded Warrior Project

THOSE SERVED by Wounded Warrior Project

In our Opportunity Calendar you will find a description of the Wounded Warrior Project with links to other Veteran’s resources. Today, via their Facebook Page, Wounded Warrior Project shares who they serve and why

More about THOSE SERVED by Wounded Warrior Project

In our Opportunity Calendar you will find a description of the Wounded Warrior Project with links to other Veteran’s resources. Today, via their Facebook Page, Wounded Warrior Project shares who they serve and why

Isaiah 6:1-8

Isaiah 6:1-8

An insight into the reading from Isaiah used on Trinity Sunday by Professor (Emeritus) Ralph W Klein.

Isaiah 6:1-8

An insight into the reading from Isaiah used on Trinity Sunday by Professor (Emeritus) Ralph W Klein.