Narrative Lectionary: Foreign Widow Saves Prophet Edition (1 Kings 17:1-16[17-24])

This week, the Narrative Lectionary makes another big jump, all the way to 1 Kings 17:1-16 [17-24]. The accompanying gospel text is¬†Luke 4:24-26.¬†Working Preacher resources for this week’s text is here. Have you been spending time connecting the dots between texts each week? The leaps across scripture have seemed big to me. I’ve been encouraging… Read More

Narrative Lectionary: Stuck in the Middle with You (1 Kings 18:[17-19] 20-39)

Oh Elijah. What have we done? What have you done? And how are we supposed to preach about it? For a reading of this week’s text check out Working Preacher’s Commentary. And if you’re not listening to NL;DR with Dr. Amy Robertson and Dr. Robert Williamson then GET THEE TO THE PODCAST NOW! So where… Read More

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

Narrative Lectionary: Floods of justice (Amos 1:1-2; 5:14-15, 21-24)

Toward the end of October of this year, the South of Scotland endured some severe rain and flooding. Scots are used to rain but this was toward the extreme end of our tolerance, with fields and town centres filled with water, roads made dangerous, railway bridges closed (just in case) and two foot bridges washed… Read More

Worship Words: Transfiguration Sunday (2/14) and Ash Wednesday (2/17)

Are you looking for some liturgical language that helps express where we are in these days? Here are some offerings from around the RevGals community, for you to use or adapt. Please give credit in video descriptions or manuscripts, but no verbal attribution is necessary.  TRANSFIGURATION SUNDAY Prayer: Glory, by Christine Jerrett, posted on Christine… Read More