About Daily Bread
The Lectionary provides a kind of spiritual script for the universal church that keeps us, literally, all on the same page as we journey through the liturgical seasons. These short reflections, written by four authors who meet regularly to share the readings, are intended to help daily preachers and others who pray from the assigned scriptures each day to orient themselves to the Living Word addressed to the church in the world.
About the Authors
Portia Clark earned a bachelor’s degree in English and theology and a master’s in English literature from Oklahoma State University.
Patricia Russell graduated from Aquinas College in Grand Rapids, Mich., with degrees in English and secondary education.
Paige Byrne Shortal earned a bachelor’s degree in theology at Saint Louis University and a master’s degree in pastoral studies at Aquinas Institute of Theology in St. Louis. Visit her Web site and contact her at www.paigebyrneshortal.com.
Elizabeth C. Williams has a bachelor’s degree in education from Southeast Missouri State University and a master’s in theology from Aquinas Institute of Theology.
Jeanne Lischer grew up in St. Louis and Ghana, West Africa, where her parents were missionaries. She is a graduate of United Theological Seminary of the Twin Cities. Jeanne was ordained in 1990 in the United Church of Christ and is currently the pastor for two rural congregations in Missouri.
Mark Bartholomew, artist.
Mark is a member of the Holy Family Catholic Worker Community in Kansas City, MO. His graphics appear on Sundays in the Daily Bread feature.