Welcome to Lectionary, a blog dedicated to the Scriptures written and read.  Lectionary is designed to focus on the textual, literary, and of course doctrinal aspects of the Bible.

Whether examining a passage’s manuscript tradition, its poetic structure and symbolism, or its application to our daily lives, Lectionary‘s purpose is to see what the Bible says and what it means.

“What is written in the law? how readest thou?”   ~Jesus (Luke  10:26)


A lectionary is defined as a “list or book of portions of the Bible appointed for reading”.  This blog is dedicated to the idea that the entire Bible is a lectionary; it is a book designed for us to read.  Paul instructed Timothy to “give attendance to reading” (1 Timothy 4:13).

When Jesus was tempted by Satan in the wilderness, his constant reply to the Devil was “it is written” (Matthew 4:4,6,7,10).  One of the first declarations in the ministry of Jesus happened when “he went into the synagogue on the sabbath day, and stood up for to read” (Luke 4:16).  When a lawyer tempted him, Jesus asked him, “What is written in the law? how readest thou?” (Luke 10:26).  The Scriptures are designed to be read, and Lectionary is devoted to how that reading takes place.

Lectionary is the blog of Clayton Jackson Killion.  His hobbies include playing classical violin and some guitar, writing, and occasionally knife-throwing.  Jack loves to explore New Testament textual criticism and is passionate about the history of the English Scriptures.  He is in love with his sweetheart, Alexis Cheyanne Crosby; they married 22nd Jude 2018.  His chiefest goal in life is to know and please the Lord, understand and love God’s word, and to do his Master’s work through the power of the Holy Ghost.

Jack is a student of languages and currently is literate in Latin and ancient Greek, and is familiar with ancient Hebrew as well.  He holds a BA in Classics and an MA in English Literature from Southern Illinois University Carbondale, and he is currently pursuing his PhD in Theological Studies at Saint Louis University.

Jack hopes that Lectionary will become a platform that allows him to share the gospel of Christ, lead others to the Christian faith, and promote understanding of, appreciation for, and application of the Scriptures.


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