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Reading John With Care

Jan 9, 2022 | Megan Ramer, Narrative Lectionary - Year 4, Sermons

We are now a few weeks into the mystical, strange, poetic, beautiful, mysterious, harrowing, polemical, and prophetic Gospel of John. Since we’ll be slowly walking through John’s gospel for the next several months, it seems important to address John’s mixed legacy in Christian history, as well as the fraught context within which John’s gospel was written. Trust me: it’s more interesting than it sounds! May we join John’s central project of pointing toward the Only Begotten, the Word made Body who tents with humanity, the Lamb of God anointed to take away the sins of the world, the One in whom Grace and Truth kiss.



Megan M Ramer



Lectionary Narrative – Year 4



  • Image: detail of St. John the Evangelist, manuscript illumination from the Lindisfarne Gospels, late 7th century
  • Podcasts: Several episodes of the Bibleworm podcast, Amy Robertson and Robert Williamson, Jr.

Hymns: God, be the Love, VT 43 Words and Music – ©2013

Where Love is Found, VT 524 Text: Brian Wren, 1978 Faith Looking Forward, 1983 Hope Publishing Co. Tune: English traditional, ca. 19th c., transcr. as “O Waly, Waly” in Folk Songs from Somerset, 1906 Harm. by James E. Clemens, © 2004 James E. Clemens

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