The Revised Common Lectionary (RCL) organizes the Church Year around a three-year cycle of scripture readings (Years A, B, and C); and here at First Baptist we have used the RCL readings for worship, preaching, and various Bible studies. However, the RCL readings for Sundays only cover maybe 30 percent of the Bible. And so, in this class we will be expanding our lectionary by making use of David Ackerman's book, Beyond the Lectionary, which "is a one-year compilation of readings that offers...an additional 2266 verses of scripture that are not used on Sundays or mainline Protestant holy days in the RCL." So as the RCL begins Year A, our class will begin a kind of Year D. As we go along, we'll consider why certain texts may have been omitted from the RCL and whether or not certain texts could be used in Sunday worship. Join us!
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