As we enter a new year on the liturgical calendar, we continue our weekly series of poetry that resonates with the lectionary readings for that week (Revised Common Lectionary and Narrative Lectionary).
We offer here a broad selection of classic and contemporary poems from diverse poets that stir our imaginations with thoughts of how the biblical text speaks to us in the twenty-first century. We hope that these poems will be fruitful not only for preachers who will be preaching these texts on the coming Sunday, but also for church members in the pews, as way to prime our minds for encountering the biblical texts.
“Freedom, justice, peace, and abiding joy (emerge)
when the poet comes, when the poet speaks,
when the preacher comes as poet.”
– Walter Brueggemann
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1st Sunday of Christmas
*** Now Featuring Poems for both the Narrative
and Revised Common Lectionaries!!!
We offer two poems per reading:
one classic poem in the public domain,
that can be read freely on a livestreamed service, and
one contemporary poem that might be helpful in
preparation, but is subject to copyright restrictions.
Narrative Lectionary Reading:
Luke 2:21-38 >>> Lectionary Poems
Revised Common Lectionary Readings:
Isaiah 61:10-62:3 >>> Lectionary Poems
Psalm 148 >>> Lectionary Poems
Galatians 4:4-7 >>> Lectionary Poems
Luke 2:22-40 >>> Lectionary Poems
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