Transfiguration

The Last Sunday after Epiphany/Transfiguration

March 2, 2014
See Also: 
Reading 1: 
Exodus 24:12-18
Reading 2: 
Psalm 2
Reading 3: 
2 Peter 1:16-21
Reading 4: 
Matthew 17:1-9
Alt Reading 1: 
Psalm 99
By John B. Cobb, Jr.

We have been immersed in the past few weeks in Jesus’ message. This focused on the Commonwealth of God that through his work was beginning to appear, and on the radical character of the life it called into being. We have seen that his message both continued the prophetic tradition of Israel and also transformed it. Christians understand that Jesus announced and enacted the fulfillment of that tradition.

Transfiguration Sunday

February 19, 2012
See Also: 
Reading 1: 
2 Kings 2:1-12
Reading 2: 
Psalm 50:1-6
Reading 3: 
2 Corinthians 4:3-6
Reading 4: 
Mark 9:2-9
By Bruce G. Epperly

"If the doors of perception were cleansed everything would appear to man [sic.] as it is, infinite. For man [sic.] has closed himself up, till he [sic.] sees all things through narrow chinks of his [sic.] cavern.” So says William Blake in his Marriage of Heaven and Hell. Today’s readings push the limits of our imaginations and sense of possibility. These words open us to a multivalent reality as they join theophany and epiphany! Are they the poetics of ancient world view, whose testimony is untrustworthy to postmodern people? Or do they represent deeper dimensions of reality?

The Last Sunday after Epiphany/Transfiguration Sunday

March 6, 2011
See Also: 
Reading 1: 
Exodus 24:12-18
Reading 2: 
Psalm 99
Reading 3: 
2 Peter 1:16-21
Reading 4: 
Matthew 17:1-9
By Bruce G. Epperly

Transfiguration Sunday

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