This book provides guidelines and resources for homilies and sermons, worship planning, and Scripture study based on the texts in Year C (Cycle C) in The Revised Common Lectionary: Consultation on Common Texts (Nashville: Abingdon, 1992). It is a thoroughly revised and updated replacement for Norman A. Beck, Scripture Notes for Series C (Lima, Ohio: CSS Publishing, 1985). Leaders in worship and worship planning and other members of Christian congregations and communities will find this book to be helpful for use as individuals and in study groups as they prepare for more meaningful worship services each weekend.
Norman A. Beck is the Poehlmann Professor of Theology and Classical Languages at Texas Lutheran University. He is an ELCA pastor, and in addition to teaching full-time serves as the contract pastor of St. John's Lutheran Church in Stockdale (Denhawken), Texas. He has earned degrees from Princeton Theological Seminary (Ph.D.), Trinity Lutheran Seminary (B.D.), and Capital University (B.A.). In addition, he has received an honorary D.D., also from Trinity Lutheran Seminary. He is the author of Mature Christianity in the 21st Century published by Crossword, published also in Germany as Muendiges Christentum im 21. Jahrhundert by Institut Kirke und Judentum, Anti-Roman Cryptograms in the New Testament: Hidden Transcripts of Hope and Liberation published by Peter Lang, The New Testament: A New Translation and Redaction published by Fairway Press, and Blessed to Be a Blessing to Each Other: Jews, Muslims, and Christians as Children of Abraham in the Middle East, also published by Fairway Press. He has also written a movie script about the Jesus of history titled "Jesus, the Man."