Proper 12(17) Year C

God Demands Change (Hosea 1:1-9, Micah 2:1-5)
Bible Commentary

God puts the blame for Israel’s corruption on the people as a whole. They have abandoned God’s covenant, which both...

The Economic Consequences of National Wrongdoings (Psalm 81, 85)
Bible Commentary

Despite the attention to personal judgment we have seen in Psalm 73, in most of Book 3, it is the nation of Israel that...

Revive Us Again!
Daily Reflection

As I look back upon my life, I consider how God has poured out his grace upon me. Since I became a Christian at a Billy...

Best of Daily Reflections: Hope for the Formerly Faithful
Daily Reflection

What can the formerly faithful hope for? How will God respond to them?

When It Comes to Famous People, God Gets It Backward
Daily Reflection

Have you ever noticed that famous people tend to hang out with other famous people? If you're a "somebody," whether an...

God Will Work Out His Plans for My Life
Daily Reflection

When life goes in directions we didn't expect, and when those directions include suffering and frustration, we can...

“I’m Doing Alright by Myself” (Colossians 2:1–23)
Bible Commentary

Paul warns the Colossians against falling back into the old orienta­tion toward self-help. “See to it that no one...

Lord, Teach Us to Pray
Daily Reflection

Once Jesus was in a certain place praying. As he finished, one of his disciples came to him and said, “Lord, teach us...