Because I’ve Got Nothing Else To Do…

I know, I know…because I have nothing else to do, what with:

1) Being a minister in congregational placement;
2) Being a Dad and a husband;
3) Being the content creator of a podcast with associated Twitter and Facebook pages

I just thought to myself: Hey, you know what – you should start up a whole new blog.

Yeah, right. Well, actually, probably about time.

You see, my old blog has pretty much run its course. It’s not that I’ve run out of things to say, it’s just that I no longer want to say them in that particular format. For some time now, I’ve been thinking about being more intentional with respect to my ministry and my desire to connect that ministry with what I see going on around me in the world of work. And the old blog, given its generalist format, simply wasn’t going to enable me to do that.

And so…welcome to Working The Lectionary. As the title implies, this is about reflecting on the readings that come up each week in the Revised Common Lectionary, and applying a lens that seeks to relate discernible themes within the readings to the human experience of work. I’ve subtitled this blog Reflecting on Scripture Toward A Theology of Work because, initially, that word toward was going to be through. But then I thought: We’re not there yet; the Church doesn’t yet have a theology of work. And so toward also reflects one of my hopes for this blog: that it will give Christians everywhere some critical resources that will enable them to apply the weekly experience of Scripture within worship to their experience of work, employment, and economics.

I don’t intend for these reflections to be exhaustive. Their purpose is to help the reader riff off my initial thoughts and maybe take their own reading of Scripture in new and different directions.

Oh, and, hey – I may not be able to post something every week. Because it’s not like I’m busy, or anything. I’m just saying…

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