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Oct

25

Job and Bartimaeus – Ruth Huston

Job 42.1-6; 10-17
Psalm 34.1-8
Hebrews 7.23-28
Mark 10.46-52

One of the commentaries that I consult regularly when preparing for a sermon says that “these texts are grouped arbitrarily and do not constitute any thematic unity.”  That took a lot of pressure off on the one hand, but on the other, it challenged [...]

Oct

04

Christina Smerick

Job 1:1, 2:1-10; Psalm 26; Hebrews 1:1-4, 2:5-12; Mark 10:2-16
This lectionary is a tough sell. In fact, every commentary I read mentions the fact that no one, really, likes to preach on some of these passages, which made me feel slightly less alone as I wrestled this week. Most pastors, however, have trouble [...]