For God to be savior, God has to be at work. Together we delve into the work that God must do if God is to be honored and celebrated as savior. And we get wrapped up in the saving work, not only as objects, but as active participants. 

Isaiah 52:7-10 What kind of good news are we talking about here? Can the power of God be redeemed by the outstretched arm of Luke Cage?

Psalm 98  God reigns. God is judge. And the people celebrate. Again. In part, people celebrate because God remembers.

Hebrews 1:1-12 A great story is unfolding: a story in which Jesus is better than the great things that have come before. And maybe not only Jesus but also humans are greater than the angels.

John 1:1-14 John’s gospel proclamation is bigger and better than whatever you think he’s saying. And the greatest surprise of all is that we, too, get to share in the life of the family of God.
This week on LectioCast we mentioned some truly exceptional pieces of literature:

Original Blessing by Danielle Shroyer

A Man Attested by God by J. R. Daniel Kirk

h11-e1424391483348Danielle Shroyer is an author, speaker, and blogger. She serves as the Theologian-in-Residence at Journey Church, one of the first independent emerging churches in the country, where she also pastored for over eight years. Danielle is the author of Where Jesus Prayed: Illuminations on the Lord’s Prayer in the Holy Land  and The Boundary Breaking God: An Unfolding Story of Hope and Promise (Jossey-Bass, 2009). A graduate of Baylor University and Princeton Theological Seminary, Danielle speaks often across the country on issues of theology, faith, church leadership, culture, and story. She has written for PatheosThe Hardest Question, and Immerse magazine, and she blogs often at Danielle lives with her husband and two children in Dallas, Texas

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Daniel Kirk is a writer, speaker, and blogger who lives in San Francisco, CA where he is currently Pastoral Director for the Newbigin House of Studies. His third book A Man Attested by God: the Human Jesus of the Synoptic Gospels, is hot off the presses. Daniel holds a Ph.D. in New Testament from Duke University and is the author of, Unlocking Romans: Resurrection and the Justification of God and Jesus Have I Loved, but Paul? He blogs regularly at  ( You can follow him on Twitter @jrdkirk and on Facebook at