With thanks to:

The Salt Project for the Louis Armstrong connection. “It Don’t Mean a Thing if it Ain’t Got That Swing: Salt’s Lectionary Commentary for Easter 4,” May 7, 2019, www.saltproject.org.

Debie Thomas for the emphasis on belonging in the John text. “Tell us Plainly,” Journey with Jesus, May 5, 2019.

Rolf Jacobson, Karoline Lewis, and Matt Skinner, “Sermon Brainwave #662 – Fourth Sunday of Easter,” Working Preacher Podcast, May 4, 2019.

Raymond E. Brown, An Introduction to the New Testament, (New Haven: Yale University Press, 1997).