Narrative Lectionary: A Kingdom Divided (1Kings 12:1-17;25-29)

The dream of a king reigning over all the tribes of Israel, each working in harmony had long since descended into a nightmare. Disputes between the tribes had never been resolved and, by the time Rehoboam ascends to the throne, civil war is raging. Discomtent had also been brewing over centralisation of worship – all… Read More

11th Hour Preacher Party – Time Warp Edition

Welcome to the 11th hour preacher party – or the 10th hour, or the 12th hour, depending on where in the world you are. If you’re in the Bahamas, Bermuda, Canada, Cuba, Haiti, or most of the United States, you’re getting an extra hour to finish that sermon. If you’re in Fiji, on the other… Read More

Narrative Lectionary:Saints and Servants

This week we have a reading from 1 Kings 12:1-17, 25-29. Commentary at Working Preacher is here. Last week, we had an idyllic glimpse of King David, a united kingdom, and a moment where David danced before the Lord, as the ark was brought back and God was centered in the life of Israel. That… Read More