Scriptural Reflections – Homiletics (September/October 2018)

September 2, 2018 Twenty-second Sunday in Ordinary Time Dt 4:1-2, 6-8; Ps 15; Jas 1:17-18, 21b-22, 27; Mk 7:1-8, 14-15, 21-23 The readings this week prompt us to consider how easily we can turn certain forms of piety or religious practices into defining aspects of our faith, sometimes allowing them to distract us from the […]

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About John R. Barker, OFM

Brother John R. Barker, OFM, is a Franciscan friar of the Province of Saint John the Baptist (Cincinnati, Ohio) and Assistant Professor of Old Testament Studies at Catholic Theological Union in Chicago. His main areas of research relate to the formation and function of biblical texts, particularly the prophetic literature.