Wow! The lectionary readings skip way ahead today. Yesterday was Joshua 3 and now we are at Joshua 24. I can somewhat understand this since I’m not a huge fan of conquest narratives myself. But, this caused me to step back a bit to check on how much of the Book of Joshua is actually used in the lectionary. I found this handy site (HERE) that tells how much of each book appears in lectionary readings. My goodness! We only get 6.4% of the Book of Joshua. In fact, we miss a whole lot of the Old Testament. Of course a lot of churches skip a lot of (the whole of) the Old Testament. And, it is probably good that using a lectionary people get any Old Testament at all. But, I will probably eventually have to change my approach on this blog.
How much Old Testament do you get/give in your church/denomination? Please comment below: