The Sunday gospel lectionary reading for the Second Sunday in Easter is John 20.19–31, which includes Jesus’ encounter with so-called ‘doubting Thomas’. It is the set reading for this week in all three years of the lectionary, so we know it well—and need to reflect on it if we are going to preach effectively on this well-trodden ground.
In their weekly discussion of the passage, James and Ian explore the change of pace here from the first half of the chapter, the theological significance of the sayings and actions of Jesus, and whether Thomas was really ‘doubting’ or actually angry and disappointed.
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