Perversely, since I stepped out of parish/congregational ministry, I’ve fallen in love all over again with the texts that, week after week, speak into life and culture. Somehow, freed of the pressure of preaching every week, I’ve gained a new appreciation of the timeless relevance of Scripture in all that confronts the world and creation today.
The word I’ve been journeying with this year is “Awakening” and that has certainly been an important part of my new relationship with Scripture – awakening a new kind of awareness of and relationship to the Word speaking into all of life,
As you prepare to preach this week, where have you found the texts speaking into the life of your community? Where are you seeing God’s heart broken? Where are you finding good news? How are you being called to respond? And how are you continuing to listen and discern along with those with whom you serve?
This week’s NL post is here and the RCL post is here.
Please share in the comments what texts you’ll be preaching this week and how you’re planning to bring those texts to life where you are.
Liz Crumlish is a Church of Scotland Minister currently working on a National Renewal Project in Scotland. A Board Member of RevGalBlogPals, one of the instigators of Spill the Beans and contributor to There’s a Woman in the Pulpit, Liz blogs at journalling.
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