A Chapel Highlight

New Lectionary Commentary

Chapel Dean Luke A. Powery is a general editor of a new lectionary commentary for preaching and worship, which aims to help preachers connect congregations to Scripture. The first book in the nine-volume series—Connections: A Lectionary Commentary for Preaching and Worship—has just been released.

Following the Revised Common Lectionary, this first book addresses the Scripture readings for the upcoming liturgical seasons of Advent through Epiphany. The approach of the series is to first view a Scripture passage in relationship with the rest of the Bible; and then see the reading through the lenses of culture, film, fiction, ethics, science, and other aspects of contemporary life. In addition to Dean Powery, other general editors of the series are the Rev. Drs. Joel B. Green, Thomas G. Long, Cynthia L. Rigby, and Carolyn J. Sharp.