True Wisdom | Visual Resources for Both Lectionaries on February 5, 2023

This post offers visual resources for the Revised Common Lectionary and the Narrative Lectionary for February 5, 2023.

Leaving for Guatemala, Please Pray

I will be in Guatemala from January 29 – February 11, 2023. Please pray for me and for the pastors I’ll be working with on the trip.

The Foolishness of The Gospel | Visual Resources for Both Lectionaries on January 29, 2023

This post offers visual resources for the texts in the Revised Common Lectionary and the Narrative Lectionary for Sunday, January 29, 2022. This week the RCL takes us to the Beatitudes in Matthew 5 and 1 Corinthians 1:18-31. Both texts proclaim the foolishness of the Good News that Jesus offers the world. The Narrative Lectionary takes us to the Lord’s Prayer in Matthew 6, where we have the foolish notion that the creator of the universe actually cares about us and wants to listen.

Kintsugi Communion

This post includes a Slide Deck I used during lunch church at Luther Seminary where we did some spiritual exercises by reflecting on the art of Kintsugi and the work of Makoto Fujimura.

Jesus Begins His Ministry and the Beatitudes | Visual Resources for Both Lectionaries on January 22, 2023

This week the Revised Common Lectionary takes us to Matthew 4 when Jesus begins his public ministry based in Capernaum. The Narrative Lectionary went there last week and this week takes us to Matthew 5:1-20 to begin a short series in the Sermon on the Mount.

A Visual Commentary on Matthew 4 | Jesus is Tested in the Wilderness and Begins His Ministry

In this video we visually walk through Matthew 4. Jesus is tested in the wilderness, moves to Capernaum to begin his ministry, and calls his first disciples.

Jesus is Tempted and Begins Ministry | Visual Resources for Both Lectionaries on January 15, 2023

Jesus begins his public ministry in the readings for this week. The Revised Common Lectionary takes us to John 1:29-42 where we see John the Baptist introduce his disciples to Jesus. The Narrative Lectionary continues in Matthew 4:1-17 and takes us into the wilderness where Jesus is tempted and then to Capernaum where Jesus takes up the mantle of John’s preaching.

John the Baptist and The Baptism of Jesus in Matthew 3:1-17 | A Video

https://youtu.be/E0h36wnGJZMMatthew 3:1-17 tells the story of how John the Baptist preached to the people of Israel and participated in the baptism of Jesus. In this video I visually walk through the text and offer some commentary along the way. A Quick Index 00:00...

Jesus is Baptized | Matthew 3 | Visual Resources for Both Lectionaries

Jesus is baptized by John the Baptist in Matthew 3:1-17. This week both lectionaries take us to this text. The Revised Common Lectionary (RCL) focuses on verses 13-17 and the Narrative Lectionary (NL) looks at verses 1-17.

2022 in Review

A reflection on the events and learnings of the past year. Join me and enjoy.

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In The Visual Preacher: Proclaiming an Embodied Word, Thomason's winsomely illustrated text shows preachers visual techniques to study the Bible, construct a sermon, use the physical space where they preach, create two-dimensional images, and develop and use videos.

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