Theologically and philosophically informed ecletic ruminations on everything between summit to shore, especially cycling, hiking and backpacking, kayaking, religion, spirituality, philosophy, theology, politics, culture, travel, poetry, and creative writing by John Edward Harris, a progressive Presbyterian Church (U.S.A.) Minister of Word and Sacrament (now called "Teaching Elders").
Thursday, July 23, 2015
Lectionary Ruminations 2.0 for Sunday, August 9, 2015, the Nineteenth Sunday in Ordinary Time (Year B)
Ruminations 2.0 is a revised continuation of Lectionary Ruminations. Focusing on The Revised Common Lectionary Readings for the upcoming Sunday from New Revised
Standard Version (NRSV) of the Bible, Lectionary
Ruminations 2.0 draws on nearly thirty years of pastoral experience. Believing that the questions we ask are often
more important than any answers we find, without overreliance on commentaries I
intend with comments and questions to encourage reflection and rumination for
readers preparing to teach, preach, or hear the Word. Reader comments are
invited and encouraged. All lectionary
links are to the via the PC(USA) Devotions and
Somewhere in my ministry I can across the idea that these verses address the cosmological incarnation, not the pseudo-historical incarnation. 6:35 Since when did bread
6:41 Were they complaining
among themselves or to others? Why were they complaining?
6:42 What do you make of
the fact that Joseph but not Mary is named/ This verse sounds like both his
father and mother were still living.
6:43 Jesus answers my
question for 6:41.
6:44 What does this verse
say about predestination and free will?
6:45 Where in the prophets
is this written?
6:46 According to the
Jewish Scriptures, what would happen to a person who saw God?
6:47 Believes what? Is
there a difference between eternal life and everlasting life?
6:48 What does Jesus mean
by this? Note that this is one of the “I am” sayings in John.
6:50 But Christians still
6:51 What is the
significance of these three images and do they all mean the same thing: the
bread of life (6:35, 48), the bread that
comes down from heaven (6:41, 50), and the living bread(6:51)? Is it possible
to read and interpret these verses without doing so through Eucharistic lenses?
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