Narrative Lectionary: Come Back to Me (Hosea 11:1-9)

We remain with the Northern Kingdom this week, as the prophet Hosea, about a hundred years after the ministry of Elijah, continues to entreat the people to return to faithful worship and covenant loyalty to their God. The journey Hosea takes is extraordinary. The scroll begins with God telling the prophet to act out the… Read More

Narrative Lectionary: I said, “No Harp!” (Amos 1:1-2; 5:14-15, 21-24)

NRSV  or CEB The overall topic for Sunday #11 in all four years of the Narrative Lectionary as originated at workingpreacher.org is: Minor Prophets. Year #1 is Micah, #2 – Hosea, #3 – Jonah. Admittedly, the prophet Amos feels like the #4 draft pick. Our snippets are familiar (thanks, Martin Luther King, Jr.) and fairly… Read More