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Dear All,

I write from a hotel in Seattle where the Episcopal Urban Caucus is meeting (and it has been really wonderful -- I highly recommend going to the next one if you can), to which I came directly from another meeting, and which I'll be leaving insanely early tomorrow morning to get to still another church meeting on the road. I've got a lectionary blog entry in progress, but I haven't been able to grab the time in airport lounges to post this week that I'd anticipated, and I think I probably ought to hit the proverbial sack rather than stay up late to finish. I do anticipate posting the entry by tomorrow night, though -- the location of the next meeting has a nice, consistent wireless network. I thought that since I'm so late, though, I should point to some reflections already online that I think could be helpful for those preaching this Sunday.

The Witness, the magazine I edit, carries reflections on the Revised Common Lectionary readings each week, and this week's reflection, penned by Grant Gallup in Managua, is, I think, wonderful (and the gospel passage is the same as in the BCP lectionary).

And while Mark's story of Jesus' transfiguration has particular emphases worth highlighting (for example, my reflection on it will include the observation that while “Son of God” isn't the most central title for Jesus in Mark's gospel, it does appear in three key places: the beginning, at Jesus' baptism; the middle, at the Transfiguration; and the end, in the centurion's confession at the foot of Jesus' cross), my previous blog entries on passages in Matthew and Luke parallel to this Sunday's gospel in Mark can all be found here.

I've learned a valuable lesson this week about what I can and cannot accomplish in airport and late night/early morning writing, and will work to get ahead of the curve before future weeks like this one!

Thanks for your patience, folks -- and, for Episcopal Urban Caucus folks who might be popping by, thanks for being such an amazing and inspiring community!

Blessings,

Dylan

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OK, so it's a little late. Please post it anyway, I'd like to see where you are today with this text. It always gives me a bit of trouble because I can't see its purpose in the overall scheme of Mark. I almost want to ask what Peter, James and John were smoking.

Posted by: Joel | Feb 26, 2006 4:04:51 PM

You're teasing, right?

Posted by: Joel | Mar 2, 2006 9:11:49 PM

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coming soon to a lectionary blog, well, right here

Dear All,

I write from a hotel in Seattle where the Episcopal Urban Caucus is meeting (and it has been really wonderful -- I highly recommend going to the next one if you can), to which I came directly from another meeting, and which I'll be leaving insanely early tomorrow morning to get to still another church meeting on the road. I've got a lectionary blog entry in progress, but I haven't been able to grab the time in airport lounges to post this week that I'd anticipated, and I think I probably ought to hit the proverbial sack rather than stay up late to finish. I do anticipate posting the entry by tomorrow night, though -- the location of the next meeting has a nice, consistent wireless network. I thought that since I'm so late, though, I should point to some reflections already online that I think could be helpful for those preaching this Sunday.

The Witness, the magazine I edit, carries reflections on the Revised Common Lectionary readings each week, and this week's reflection, penned by Grant Gallup in Managua, is, I think, wonderful (and the gospel passage is the same as in the BCP lectionary).

And while Mark's story of Jesus' transfiguration has particular emphases worth highlighting (for example, my reflection on it will include the observation that while “Son of God” isn't the most central title for Jesus in Mark's gospel, it does appear in three key places: the beginning, at Jesus' baptism; the middle, at the Transfiguration; and the end, in the centurion's confession at the foot of Jesus' cross), my previous blog entries on passages in Matthew and Luke parallel to this Sunday's gospel in Mark can all be found here.

I've learned a valuable lesson this week about what I can and cannot accomplish in airport and late night/early morning writing, and will work to get ahead of the curve before future weeks like this one!

Thanks for your patience, folks -- and, for Episcopal Urban Caucus folks who might be popping by, thanks for being such an amazing and inspiring community!

Blessings,

Dylan

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