It’s a great week to get fired! So preach Leviticus 19 and tell people what it actually says. 

Leviticus 19:1-2, 9-18 We all know the command, “Love your neighbor as yourself.” But what does that love look like? And how might that love manifest itself in subversion of the expectations of market capitalism?

Psalm 119:33-40 The Psalm has a place. It is spoken by a power. And it invites us to call God to account.

1 Corinthians 3:10-11, 16-23 What, or who, is the temple of God? And how does the answer to that question subvert our view of the world and our response to it?

Matthew 5:38-43 Revisionist interpretation brings us to dangerous ground. In a world where people are abused and lynched, what does faithfully turning the other cheek look like? And, #HeresyAlert Jesus might have a thing or two to learn about Gentiles before this story is through. 

Books mentioned this week:

Womanist Midrash: A Reintroduction to the Women of the Torah and the Throne by Wil Gafney. 

The Rev. Wil Gafney, Ph.D. is Associate Professor of Hebrew Bible at Brite Divinity School in Fort Worth, Texas. She is the author of Daughters of Miriam: Women Prophets in Ancient Israel and co-editor of The Peoples’ Bible and The Peoples’ Companion to the Bible.  She is an Episcopal Priest canonically resident in the Diocese of Pennsylvania and licensed in the Diocese of Fort Worth. A former member of the Dorshei Derekh Reconstructionist Minyan of the Germantown Jewish Center in Philadelphia, she has co-taught courses with and for the Reconstructionist Rabbinical Seminary in Wyncote, PA.

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