The Lively Lectionary is a weekly blog by Rev. Dr. Alyce McKenzie that reflects on the gospel text from the Revised Common Lectionary each week. It offers a 1000-1200 word post that relates the text to contemporary life. It is posted every Monday morning.

Doing What We’re Told? - Reflections on Matthew 28:16-20

The message of this closing scene in Matthew is that any and everybody is called to make disciples any and everywhere. With no excuses, no postponements of justice, and no obstacles that God can’t do something about.

Tuesday, June 2, 2020

A Panel of Three: The Ascension of Jesus

Like the stained glass triptych, the Ascension in Luke’s account highlights three panels that all depict stages in the story of the same Savior.

Wednesday, May 20, 2020

Jesus’ Commencement Address

Jesus’ Commencement Address holds out the promise of a God who doesn’t just wave from the porch and wish us luck, but who lives and works in our hearts and in our homes.

Monday, May 11, 2020