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This passage from Mark is taken from the revised common lectionary provided by the Vanderbilt Divinity Library. The text is from the NRSV. You can hear a recording of this passage here. Reading the Gospel aloud invites the audience to […]

Emily M.D. Scott is a Lutheran pastor who published a thoughtful article in the NYTs: The Bible’s #MeToo Problem, June 16, 2018. The article recounts her own encounter with the story of Dinah, daughter of Jacob from the book of […]

This passage from the Gospel of Mark is found in the revised common lectionary provided by the Vanderbilt Divinity Library. The text is from the NRSV. You can hear a recording of the reading here. “And he called them to […]

Let’s assume you’ve been asked to be the Lay Reader (or a Worship Assistant who also reads from scripture) in church next Sunday. You’re going to be reading scripture aloud. That’s great. You may have done it before. But do […]

Experience the Gospel of Mark 2:23-3:6 This passage from Mark is found in the revised common lectionary provided by the Vanderbilt Divinity Library. The text is from the NRSV. You can hear a recording of the reading here.  Title:  The […]

Reading Aloud   When I was in grade school, learning to read, students who even whispered to themselves softly or moved their lips as they read were ridiculed and chastised. This was seen as behavior requiring immediate correction. But did […]