Day: September 10, 2014

Reading Scripture Creatively

by Kathy Staudt A good deal of my teaching this fall turns out to require some open reflection on the way that I read the Bible . I keep discovering that my habitual way of reading Scripture is not obvious to everyone, though it comes naturally to me as a reader of literature and poetry […]

Raising Lazurus

Martha said to Jesus, “Lord, if you had been here my brother would not have died.” – John 11:21 This line is a lament, but it is also a statement of faith. Martha’s belief in Jesus is absolute. She has faith not only in his power to heal but in his willingness to do so. […]

“American prosperity was built on slavery and torture”

Matthew Yglesias of Vox reviews Edward Baptist’ new book: The Half Has Never Been Told: Slavery and the Making of American Capitalism. The article references the “…bizarre (and since retracted) Economist review that accused the book of being “advocacy” rather than “history” on the grounds of the author’s anti-slaveholder bias” that has ironically brought the […]

Minor Resurrections

Wednesday, September 10, 2013 — Week of Proper 18, Year Two [Go to Mission St Clare for an online version of the Daily Office including today’s scripture readings.] Today’s Readings for the Daily Office Psalms 119:49-72 (morning) // 49, [53] (evening) Job 29:1; 30:1-2, 16-31 Acts 14:19-28 John 11:1-16 Our gospel writers are very insistent […]