For the Easter season, we decided to somewhat return to the lectionary by working through 1 John. Each week, we’ve started off with reading a chapter, and then offering a teaching on some part of that chapter. It was challenging with much of the language of 1 John evoking experiences of fundamental Christianity in North America. But since I like reconstructing how words might have been heard in ancient contexts rather than ours, it’s been fun for me too. I set a lot of that up in this sermon.