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Good dog! What the article doesn't mention is that it is also designed to force clergy to preach on topics they might rather avoid. Of course there ARE four passages (OT, Psalm, Epistle and Gospel) so it isn't impossible to avoid certain topics. But the main thing is, the congregation ends up hearing about things other than the minister's favorite themes. Also, it highlights challenging stories and ideas. If you hear about babies being dashed on the rocks, you sit up and wonder, how is this part of God's plan. If you hear a rant against women speaking in church, or gays, or how a prostitute saves the day for the chosen people, you at least stay awake in church. If you hear about elaborate military campaigns by the People of Israel, and the primitive communism of the Early Church, it tends to pique one's curiousity and send one off to find out more after church, rather than just hearing the Top Ten Lovely Stories about Jesus' Love and Salvation or God saving his Chosen people or 20 Tips for the Christian Life that people snooze thru ordinarily. The main idea behind it is to give a taste of the riches in Scripture. In an Episcopal church, you'll not only hear all four assigned texts, but the music will likely be chosen around it.