Connect More Closely with Scripture

Connections embodies two complementary convictions about the study of Scripture in preparation for preaching and worship. First, to best understand an individual passage of Scripture, we should put it in conversation with the rest of the Bible. Second, since all truth is God’s truth, we should bring as many ‘lenses’ as possible to the study of Scripture, drawn from as many sources as we can find.” -from the publisher’s note

Designed to empower preachers as they lead their congregations to connect their lives to Scripture, Connections features a broad set of interpretive tools that provide commentary and worship aids on the Revised Common Lectionary (RCL). Even if you don’t follow the RCL, Connections is geared specifically to the needs of preaching and will illuminate your study and preparation. You’ll discover relevant, in-depth, and imaginative reflections on the lectionary by some of our generation’s leading biblical scholars, theologians, homileticians, and other scholars.

The volumes in Connections begin with solid biblical scholarship and then go on to focus on the act of preaching and the ultimate goal of allowing the biblical text to come alive in the sermon.

Each Sunday of the RCL includes readings, and for each of these readings, Connections provides two commentaries. The first commentary focuses on the reading through the lens of the rest of Scripture; the second through the lenses of culture, film, fiction, ethics, science, and other aspects of contemporary life. They have been written by pastors, biblical scholars, theologians, and others, all of whom have a commitment to lively biblical preaching.

Connections is an abundant collection of creative preaching ideas, and it is also a spur to continued creativity. All who want to lead their congregation into a more faithful encounter with God through the journey of the lectionary will want to consider Connections.

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