by Mark Stenberg
Gospel Reading: Luke 3:15-22
For Sunday, January 13, 2013: Year C—Baptism of our Lord
Ripping the Revised Common Lectionary folk has become pretty standard fare. Excuse me for piling on, but this week’s gospel text is the RCL at its absolute worst.
The wags over at textweek will tell ya that this is one hack job on the part of the lectionary, shredding a single, carefully told story (Luke 3:1-22) into three bits that simply fail to tell the tale of John the Baptist handing things off to Jesus. [Read more...]