Monthly Archives: April 2017

Lenten Readings: Day 33

Grafting the Olive Tree In today’s second reading from the Daily Office Lectionary Paul is building to the climax of his Letter to the Romans, in which he addresses the Gentile Christians about their pride versus Jews and Jewish Christians. … Continue reading

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Lenten Readings: Day 32

Inclusion Has God rejected the Jews? For much of the past twenty centuries most Christians have answered, “Yes.” Most Christians believed that they had a new covenant through Christ withh God, and that this replaced the old covenants. The Church … Continue reading

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Lenten Readings: Day 31

To the Ends of the World The very first time I flew out to Vancouver was in 1986, when I attended a Divinity Students Conference at the old Vancouver Divinity School. After flying across mainland Canada for five hours Vancouver … Continue reading

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Lenten Readings: Day 30

Zeal is Not Enough In today’s second reading from the Daily Office Lectionary Paul describes zealous Jews as still being ignorant of the righteousness of God, as they do not recognise Jesus as the Messiah. Of course, Paul was like … Continue reading

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Lenten Readings: Day 29

Stumbling and Questioning Paul in today’s second reading from the Daily Office Lectionary continues to struggle with God’s justice. While committed to the idea that God is just, he also is dealing with the idea that God is in control. … Continue reading

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Lenten Readings: Day 28

Is God Just? So apparently I cannot count. I wrote two blog posts labelled “Day 22” and somehow did not notice. Anyway, today is Day 28! Paul returns to consider his people, and the justice of God. Rom 9.1–18 I … Continue reading

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