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ON Scripture – The Bible is a unique weekly Biblical commentary from Odyssey Networks that features scripture with a current events spin.

The goal of ON Scripture is to make scriptural analysis accessible to everyone, not just preachers or religious scholars. Each week, ON Scripture writers take the readings from the Christian lectionary, and reflect on them through the lens of what has been happening in the news. Through this current events-based analysis, the text becomes relevant to a diverse audience of people of all faiths (as well as non-believers) who are interested in learning about the Bible and how it can connect with their daily lives.

ON Scripture – The Bible is posted on Mondays on this page as well as at OdysseyNetworks.org, Huffington Post Religion and Day1.org. It is supported by a generous grant from the Lilly Endowment.

 

 

Feb 20, 2017 A God of Second Chances by Melissa Browning (2 Peter 1:16-21) 

Feb 12, 2017 Are We Safer Now?  Security and Mercy in God’s Law, An On Scripture Feature  by Johnny Ramirez-Johnson  (Leviticus 19:1-2, 9-18).
 
Feb 6, 2017 Saving the Soul of Our Nation, An On Scripture Feature by Rev. Dr. James Forbes (Deuteronomy 30:15-20, Psalm 119:1-8, I Corinthians 3:1-9 and Matthew 5:21-37) 
 
Jan 30, 2017  Too Much Salt or Not Enough?  What Jesus Says About Americans and Their Super Bowl, An On Scripture Feature by Barbara K. Lundblad (Matthew 5: 13 – 20 and Isaiah 58: 1 – 9)
 
Jan 16, 2017 Rise Up!, An On Scripture Feature by Roger S. Nam (Micah 6:1-8) 
 
Jan 09, 2017 Voices in the Wilderness, An On Scripture Feature by Rev. Dr. Shively T. J. Smith  (Matthew 3:1-12) 
 
Jan 02, 2017 Revelation of Light, An On Scripture Feature by Lisa Sharon Harper (Luke 2:1-14, John 1: 1-14) 
 
Dec 26, 2016 Trump’s Inauguration and Conflicted Hope in a Divided Christianity, An On Scripture Feature by The Rev. Billy Honor (Isaiah 9:1-4)  
 
Nov. 21, 2016 Prophetic Resistance by Eric D. Barreto

Nov. 14, 2016 Heeding God's Relentless Demand for Justice by Rev. Keith Anderson

Nov. 7, 2016 Making Justice in the Midst of Chaos by Onleilove Alston

Oct. 31, 2016 A Work in Progress by Rev. Jacqui Lewis

Oct. 24, 2016 From A Tree To A Trhone: The Story of Zacchaeus by Johnny Ramirez-Johnson

Oct. 17, 2016 Election Confession: Divided We Stand by Casey FitzGerald

Oct. 10, 2016 No Justice, No Peace by Matthew L. Skinner

Oct. 2, 2016 Except This Foreigner by Eric D. Barreto

Sept. 26, 2016 Ah Jesus, I Get it Now! by Jacqui Lewis

Sept. 19, 2016 Hope the Call to Action by Valerie Bridgeman

Sept. 12, 2016 Uber and Amos: Economic Justice in the Gig Economy by Rev. Keith Anderson

Sept. 5, 2016 Lost and Found: Depression and Isolation by Karyn L Wiseman

Aug. 8, 2016 Navigating a World of Division by Greg Carey

Aug. 1, 2016 Standing with Blue and Black Lives by Karyn Wiseman

July 25, 2016 Who am I? Rant Vs. Worship by Walter Brueggemann

July 13, 2016 - Basket of Fruit by Melissa Browning

July 5, 2016 - Pushing Boundaries in a Culture of Outrage by Julian DeShazier 

January 31, 2016 - Transfiguration: Encouragement for Faithfulness Unto Death, Luke 9:28-36 by James Forbes

June 17, 2015 - Reflections on the Charleston Church Shootings

June 15, 2015 - Jim Crow Again: Lessons For Fighting This Giant, 1 Samuel 17

June 8, 2015 - Changing The Conversation: Black Lives Do Matter, Mark 4:26-34

June 1, 2015 - Scandalous Leaders, Scandalous Power, 1 Samuel 8

May 25, 2015 - Jean Vanier: A Prophet For The 21st Century, Isaiah 6:1-8

May 18, 2015 - Sorry, Presidential Candidates: Hope Resides In Groans, Not In Your Rhetoric, Romans 8:22-27

May 11, 2015 - Don’t Ask Jesus To Say The Table Prayer, John 17: 6-19

May 4, 2015 - Border Crossing: Astounding Hope In Laredo, Acts 10:44-48

May 1, 2015 - Reflections on Freddie Gray and Baltimore: How The Church Can Help Us Listen, Learn, Love

April 27, 2015 - Legislating Love In The 21st Century, Acts 8:26-40

April 20, 2015 - Exhaling Judgment: A Personal Journey Toward Radical Welcome, John 10:11-18

April 13, 2015 - More Than the Eye Can See, Acts 3:12-19

April 6, 2015 - Sell All Your Possessions!, Acts 4:32-35

April 3, 2015 - Indiana and the Freedom of the Gospel

March 30, 2015 - Daring to Hope in the Stress of Uncertainty, Mark 16:1-8

March 23, 2015 - Stories and Letters from Prison, Philippians 2: 5 - 11

March 16, 2015 - Ferguson & Forgiveness, Jeremiah 31:31-34

March 9, 2015 - Immigration: Journey to a New Life, Psalm 107:1-3, 17-22

March 2, 2015 - The Sacrifice Of Covenant Relationship, Exodus 20:1-17

February 23, 2015 - From Generation To Generation, Genesis 17:1-7, 15-16

February 16, 2015 - ISIS, American Sniper, And Rainbows, Genesis 9:8-17

February 9, 2015 - Forsaking The “Whiteness” Of The Transfiguration, Mark 9:2-9

February 2, 2015 - Gatekeepers of Redemption: Conservative Evangelicals on the Death Penalty, 1 Corinthians 9:16-23

January 26, 2015 - The Super Bowl And The Church In A Culture Of Dominance, 1 Corinthians 8:1-13

January 19, 2015 - Free Speech, Big Fish, And Calls From God, Jonah 3: 1-5, 10

January 12, 2015 - Maybe God's Trying To Tell You Something, 1 Samuel 3:1-20

January 5, 2015 - In The Beginning & In The End: Christians & Climate Change, Genesis 1:1-5

December 29, 2014 - A World of Hope and Disappointment, John 1:1-18

December 22, 2014 - Protest and God’s Presence, Isaiah 61:10-62:3

December 15, 2014 - The Self-Righteous System And The Prophetic Task, 2 Samuel 7:1-11, 16

December 8, 2014 - You Don’t Want To Be A Prophet, Isaiah 61:1-4, 8-11

December 1, 2014 - Voices Crying Out: Comfort And Transformation In An Age Of Mass Incarceration, Isaiah 40:1-11

November 26, 2014 - Release. Repair. Restore: Thoughts Beyond Ferguson Toward Racial Healing

November 24, 2014 - It's Time Again: Depression And The Holidays, Isaiah 64:1-9

November 17, 2014 - Jesus, Poor People And The Underside Of Thanksgiving, Matthew 25: 31-46

November 10, 2014 - Should Christians Be Afraid Of Ebola Or Climate Change Or ISIS Or…?, 1 Thessalonians 5:1-11

November 3, 2014 - Since We Have To Wait, We’d Better Get To Work, Matthew 25:1-13

October 27, 2014 - All Saints’ Day: Facing Death, Matthew 5:1-12

October 20, 2014 - Reformation Then And Now - Dismantling Walls Today, Psalm 46

October 13, 2014 - Whose Image Is Stamped On Your Heart?, Matthew 22:15-22

October 6, 2014 - What’s so “Domestic” About Violence?, Philippians 4:1-9

September 29, 2014 - What If The Earth Was God’s Vineyard? Matthew 21:33-46

September 25, 2014 - In Compassion And Sympathy: A Christian Response To Religious Violence

September 22, 2014 - Why Work To Change The World?, Matthew 21:23-32

September 15, 2014 - Blessing Those Who Have Cursed Us, Jonah 3:10-4:11

September 8, 2014 - Foolishness, 1 Corinthians 1:18-24

September 1, 2014 - A Strange Summer Vacation, Romans 13: 8-14

August 25, 2014 - God Hears The Cries Of #Ferguson: A Burning Bush And A World On Fire, Exodus 1-3

August 18, 2014 - Sweaty Spirituality: Fighting Obesity with Paul, Romans 12:1-8

August 17, 2014 - Preachers' Reflections on Michael Brown and Ferguson, Missouri - a Special Edition of ON Scripture

August 11, 2014 - Acknowledging Our Divine Positioning, Genesis 45: 1-15

August 4, 2014 - Our Dysfunctional Families, Genesis 37: 1-4, 12-28

July 28, 2014 - Could Loaves And Fishes Change The Immigration Dilemma? Matthew 14:13-21

July 21, 2014 - More than Conquerors: Romans 8:26-29 & Disability

July 14, 2014 - Do You Know How To Two Step?

July 7, 2014 - All in the Family, Genesis 25:19-34

June 30, 2014 - At War With Ourselves, Romans 7:15-25a

June 23, 2014 - Sacrificing Our Sons And Daughters, Genesis 22:1-14

June 16, 2014 - Slavery, Surrogacy And Society: Making A Future In The Wilderness, Genesis 21:8-21G

June 9, 2014 - A Moral Vision For Climate Change: Overview Of The Planet, Genesis 1

June 2, 2014 - The First Multi-Media Blowup Moment, Acts 2:1-21

May 26, 2014 - Christian Suffering in a World of Suffering, 1 Peter 4:12-14, 5:6-11

May 19, 2014 - Stand by Me: Memorial Day & the Healing of Souls, John 14:15-21

May 12, 2014 - Heaven is a Home, John 14:1-14

May 5, 2014 - How To Love Like A Mother, John 10:1-10

April 28, 2014 - Go Ahead and Die Already, Luke 24:13-35

April 21, 2014 - Reorienting Ourselves To The Earth, Acts 2:14a, 22-32

April 14, 2014 - Seeing and Believing at Easter Time, John 20:1-18

April 7, 2014 - Palm-powered Protest, Matthew 21:1-11

March 31, 2014 - Rewrite Those Epitaphs

March 24, 2014 - Social Media and the Shepherd, Psalm 23

March 17, 2014 - Why You Ought To Leave Church, John 4:5-42

March 10, 2014 - Dare to Sit With Suffering, Genesis 12:1-4

March 3, 2014 - What Did Eve Want?, Genesis 2:15-17; 3:1-7

February 24, 2014 - God Beyond All Relationships and Agendas, Exodus 24:12-18

February 17, 2014 - There's More to This Year's Olympics Than Sports, Matthew 5:38-48

February 10, 2014 - A New Way of Being "Pro-Choice"

February 2, 2014 - A Hard Word to Hear This Winter, Isaiah 58:1-9a

January 27, 2014 - Enjoy The Super Bowl; Be Suspicious Of Its Values, Matthew 5:1-12

January 20, 2014 - Paul’s Call to Unity and Dr. King’s Legacy, 1 Corinthians 1:10-17

January 13, 2014 - An Unexpected Servant: The Leadership of Pope Francis, Isaiah 49:1-7

January 6, 2014 - Baptism, Righteousness, and the War on Poverty: A 2014 Epiphany, Matthew 3:13-17

December 30, 2013 - Rising Above the Low-Water Mark of 2013, Ephesians 1:3-14

December 23, 2013 - The Massacre of the Innocents and the Soul of the Warrior, Matthew 2:13-23

December 16, 2013 - First Century Problems, Matthew 1:18-25

December 9, 2013 - Happy are Those Whose Help is the God of Jesse, Psalm 146:5-10

December 2, 2013 - Isaiah and the Politics of Utopian Thinking, Isaiah 11:1-10

November 25, 2013 - Can This World Be Saved?, Isaiah 2:1-5

November 18, 2013 - The Death of Thanksgiving, Colossians 1:11-20

November 11, 2013 - Jesus, Poor Veterans and the Grass That Suffers, Luke 21: 5-19

November 4, 2013 - Hearing Job: Vindicating the Traumatized, Job 19:23-27a

October 28, 2913 - All the Saints, Luke 6:20-31

October 21, 2013 - Pope Francis: Holy Humility In Community, Luke 18:9-14

October 14, 2013 - Beaten, Battered, and Burned Before I Am Helped, Luke 18: 1-8

October 7, 2013 - Studying the Law As We Study The Word, 2 Timothy 2:8-15

September 30, 2013 - The Modern Need for Lamentations, Lamentations 1: 1-11

September 23, 2013 - It Is About The Land. It Is Not About The Land, Jeremiah 32:1-3a; 6-15

September 16, 2013 - Shrewd Christians, Luke 16: 1-13

September 9, 2013 - I Know What God Looks Like, Luke 15: 1-10

September 2, 2013 - It's Not About You, Luke 14: 25-33

August 26, 2013 - "Whose Banquet Is It Anyway?” Luke 14: 1, 7-14

August 19, 2013 - The Power Of Love, Isaiah 5: 1-5; 2 Kings 16

August 19, 2013 - From Egypt To South Africa, We Are Each Other’s Keepers

August 12, 2013 - The Ballad Of Sour Grapes, Isaiah 5: 1-5; 2 Kings 16

August 7, 2013 - The Social Shape Of Divine Generosity, Luke 12: 32-40

July 31, 2013 - It's The Name On The Front Of The Jersey That Matters, Colossians 3: 1-11

July 23, 2013 - The Power Of Prayer… At The Kmart, Luke 11: 1-13

July 15, 2013 - Mary And Martha: Use Your Gifts, Whatever They May Be, Luke 10: 40-42

July 10, 2013 - Good Samaritans All Around, Luke 10: 25-37

July 3, 2013 - Fighting For Freedom, Galatians 6

June 26, 2013 - Resistance Is Futile, Luke 9: 51-62

June 19, 2013 - Fear And Wisdom In The Immigration Debate, Luke 8

June 12, 2013 - Religious Liberty for the Rest of Us, Galatians 2-15

June 5, 2013 - Women, Work, and the Word, Luke 7: 11-17

May 29, 2013 - Faith in New Places, Luke 7: 1-10

May 22, 2013 - From Suffering to Hope, Romans, 5: 1-5

May 15, 2013 - The Politics of Rejection, Acts 2: 1-21

May 8, 2013 - When “Homeland Security” Keeps Us From Encountering God, John 17: 20-26

May 1, 2013 - Cordera’s Dilemma: A Sinkhole of Debt, John 5: 1-9

April 24, 2013 - What on Earth? Earth Day, God, and the Apocalypse, Rev. 21: 1-6

April 17, 2013 - Why I Pray that April Tragedies Bring May Justice, Acts 9: 36-43

April 10, 2013 - Repairing Our Grief, John 21: 1-19

April 3, 2013 - Why Our Bodies Matter, John 20: 19-31

March 27, 2013 - How Long Does Darkness Last? John 20: 1-18

March 20, 2013 - Walter Brueggemann on the Liturgy of the Passion, Isaiah 50: 4-9a

March 19, 2013 - 10 Years of War and Hopes for Peace, Matthew 5: 9

March 13, 2013 - Pressing on Toward Higher Goals, Philippians 3: 4b-14

March 6, 2013 - When People You Don’t Much Like Receive God’s Love, Luke 15

February 27, 2013 - How to Survive the Sequester, Syria, and Other Threatening Headlines, Luke 13: 1-9

February 20, 2013 - We’ll Walk Hand in Hand? Philippians 3: 20

February 13, 2013 - Giving Up Guns for Lent, Luke 4: 1-13

February 6, 2013 - Climate Change and Setting the World on Fire, Luke 9: 28-36

January 30, 2013 - Immigration Reform and the Challenges of Generosity, Luke 4: 22-30

January 21, 2013 - The Abortion Debate: We’re All in This Together, Luke 4: 14-21

January 16, 2013 - A Vision for America, John 2: 1-11

January 9, 2013 - Waiting on the Messiah and Presidential Expectations, Luke 3: 15-17 and 21-22

January 2, 2013 - Frankincense, Myrrh and a Toothbrush? Matthew 2: 1-12

December 19, 2012 - Can We Speak of God’s Activity, in Triumph or Tragedy? Luke 1: 39-55

December 12, 2012 - On the Fiscal Cliff with John the Baptist, Luke 3: 7-18

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