What Belongs to Caesar? | Breaking Open the Word at Home

  In the readings for this Sunday, Oct. 22, God gets a little political. That’s not new for God, because our relationship with God is meant to inform every area of our lives—including our civic life.   by Jen Schlameuss-Perry … Read More

Wedding Feast | Breaking Open the Word at Home

  In the readings for this Sunday, Oct. 15, God gives us a wedding feast as an image of heaven. Weddings are a celebration of a covenant relationship; a shared loved that’s meant to bring fulfillment and joy. Heaven is … Read More

Sour Grapes | Breaking Open the Word at Home

  In the readings for this Sunday, Oct. 8, we hear of the rebelliousness of Israel (and us) who resist being cultivated, but choose to be wild and useless instead. Citizens and leaders alike are challenged to become a good … Read More

God’s Extravagant Love | Breaking Open the Word at Home

  The readings for this Sunday, Sept. 24, come on the heals of God’s reminder of how forgiving we should be. God’s generous, extravagant love invites us to participate in a more generous love ourselves.   by Jen Schlameuss-Perry   … Read More

Letting Go of Anger | Breaking Open the Word at Home

  The readings for this Sunday, Sept. 17, make God’s expectations of forgiveness crystal clear. The expectation is that, since God forgives us, we have to find a way to forgive one another. by Jen Schlameuss-Perry   The readings for … Read More

The Law of Love | Breaking Open the Word at Home

  The readings for this Sunday, September 10, remind us of the importance of giving people the opportunity to make good decisions, and to make up for them when they don’t. by Jen Schlameuss-Perry   The readings for this Sunday, … Read More

Fire in My Bones | Breaking Open the Word at Home

  The readings for this Sunday, September 3, are a complete turnaround for Peter from last week. You’ve got to feel for the guy—has anyone ever called you Satan?   by Jen Schlameuss-Perry   The readings for this Sunday, September … Read More

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