New Lukan Themes

Earlier today a post gave the context of the Lukan narrative in which the entrance into Jerusalem marks the end of the travel dialogue. Every end is then a new beginning and so too here. In the chapters that follow mark a transition in themes that Luke emphasizes: Christology and Discipleship, Division in Israel, and Universal Salvation. The insights are from the scholar Joel Green. Continue reading

Palm Sunday: context

This coming Sunday is the sixth Sunday in the Lenten season called Palm Sunday of the Lord’s Passion. It is often popularly called “Palm Sunday” but it is a Sunday in which there are two gospels proclaimed. At the entrance procession in Year C of the Lectionary, the Lukan account of Jesus’ entry into Jerusalem is read. In the Liturgy of the Word, the Passion Narrative is proclaimed. Continue reading