Mike Moyers, Be Thou My Vision*

It’s the last Sunday before Lent. Are you burying or otherwise saying farewell to the alleluia? Will you be preaching the Transfiguration? Revised Common Lectionary folks can find a discussion of Matthew’s text here. The post includes an interrogation of the Light/Dark imagery in the passage, and offers ways to approach it. Narrative Lectionary folks can find commentary on Mark’s version here. If you do Transfiguration on the Feast Day in August (as I am hearing on Twitter), what will you preach this week?

What are  you thinking? What are you preaching? What questions do you have? What else do you have going on in this lead-up to Lent? How can we help?

We’re here to remind one another that we are not alone. I have a loaf of bread dough ready to bake, if anyone wants fresh bread later (or in the morning).

*from Art in the Christian Tradition, a project of the Vanderbilt Divinity Library, Nashville, TN. [retrieved February 21, 2020]. Original source: Mike Moyers,

Wendy Lamb works as a commissioned pastor in a Presbyterian Church (USA) in Southern California and teaches college English classes at a local community college. She occasionally blogs at Bookgirl.

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11 thoughts on “11th Hour Preacher Party: T-Fig

  1. I’ve got Mark’s transfiguration. And then an installation for a colleague later in the afternoon, and that’s the sermon I’ve written. It will show up. I’ve got time.


  2. I’m working with Matthew’s T-fig, specifically Peter’s “let’s build things!” suggestion and God’s interruption thereof. I seem to have started a sewing project this evening, so finishing that will be my temptation tomorrow. I need to re-frame it as my reward for finishing the sermon, right?

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    1. I hope you are resting well for tomorrow. I like your connections with following Jesus and the way you use this week’s text to invite the listeners to think about next week’s commitment.


  3. Day 3 of a migraine is making this tough but I am planning to preach on transfiguration from the rcl. The reading from 2 Peter has a line about how Peter (a witness to the transfiguration) is holding this for the readers like a lamp in the darkness until the dawn breaks for them and light shines. I want to talk about the role of the church where we carry the light for one another. When I am in darkness and doubt, my siblings lamp keeps me grounded until the dawn breaks in my own heart.


  4. Thanks for the comments and resources on dark and light. I was using those terms, but focusing on the power of “think places” and good moments in life to get us through the hard times. Definitely going to go back and look at how I can better say this after reading the different sources.


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