Narrative Lectionary: the tweenager Jesus (Luke 2:41-52)

The celebration of New Year’s Eve (Hogmany) is a big event in Scotland. However, this year it will be very much curtailed, as were our Christmas and Easter celebrations, along with the festivals of other faiths in 2020. It’s within this very different New Year that we read of Jesus’ family going up to Jerusalem… Read More

11th Hour Preacher Party: Christmas Week Edition

It’s Christmas week! We are about half way though the actual “12 Days of Christmas.”  In our church, the candlelight service is now a sweet memory, while the Advent wreath and the Christmas tree will remain lighted through January 6.  In our household, we have finished off the leftovers from the Christmas feast.  Many of… Read More