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April 16, 2024 – 7:00 PM ET

African American Readings of Paul Part II with Lisa Marie Bowens, Ph.D.

Join FutureChurch as we welcome back Princeton Theological Seminary Associate Professor of New Testament, Lisa Marie Bowens, who will continue the discussion her ground breaking book, African American Readings of Paul: Reception, Resistance, and Transformation.

This week’s liturgy

FutureChurch Online Liturgies are lay-led by volunteers from the community and include opportunity for small group faith sharing. All are welcome! Join us most Sunday evenings at 7pm ET. 

  • Mary Magdalene: Her Easter Proclamation and Why It Matters

  • Lenten Fasting and Body Hatred with Jessica Coblentz, Ph.D.

  • From Unfathomable Grief to Unsurpassed Joy: Women of Lent and Easter with Rev. Lindsay Hardin Freeman

  • Co-Creating Beauty: Queer Bodies and Queer Love with Craig Ford, Jr.

  • How Americans (Don’t) Talk about Abortion with Tricia C. Bruce

April 21, 2024

Fourth Sunday of Easter

Today we invite you to explore the reality of ecological martyrdom, on this Earth Day; engage the Christian lineage of ecomartyrs with the help of Saint Óscar Romero and the Latin American bishops of Medellín; and embody solidarity with these martyrs through the example of Berta Cáceres and the artwork of Alexander Serpas.

The Just Word This Week

Inclusive. Life-giving. Liberating.

The Just Word Commentary is a three-year project, providing life-giving, liberatory commentaries on the Catholic lectionary readings for all three years the Church has provided them (Designated Year A, Year B, and Year C). The new yearly cycle begins on the first Sunday of Advent. Right now, we are headed into Year B of the cycle, which takes its gospel readings from the book of Mark. Year A uses the book of Matthew, and Year C uses the book of Luke.

As we transition out of Year A into Year B, we want to give a huge thank you to our Year A writers for their deep thoughts and feelings. It’s not an easy thing to write from a Catholic perspective that often stands with those that the Church itself does not. 

We’re so excited for our upcoming year of commentaries we have lined up, and we hope you’ll join us once again. We’d love to connect with you! Let us know your favorite entry so far or something you would love to see in Year B ahead!