Narrative Lectionary: Organizing Like Paul (Romans 1:1-17)

I am not always a huge fan of Paul’s, but I have to give him credit as an organizer. He gets power and he gets the importance of relationships. This week’s text from Romans 1 can be found here along with an additional commentary here. Paul starts off this letter by what we call in organizing… Read More

Wednesday Prayer

Creator God, In a time where some ponder ways to commodify the melting of the ice caps, while others are waist high in devastating waters, their entire lives floating around them Forgive us Stir within us a deep desire to not only change the news channel in frustration and resignation But to find ways to… Read More

Narrative Lectionary: Embodying the Text

As I read the text this morning I saw Jesus bringing the scripture he had been taught to life. Like an actor taking a script and not only committing their lines to memory – but making the story their own, embodying the text and helping those watching feel the intent and intensity of what was… Read More

Saturday Prayer

Saturday Sabado Sabbath It should be But Dear God, When else would those committee meetings happen? The shopping get done? The chores untouched during the week? Those final worship tasks and sermon tweaks? Saturday Sabado Sabbath Is it okay God, if for some of us it is not “a day”? But, perhaps Sabbath is found… Read More

Wednesday Prayer

Amazing God, On this day in the middle of the week In this moment in the middle of the morning As we journey in the middle of the Lenten season We stop and catch a view of both the sun’s brilliance and the moon’s light in the deep blue sky And we are convicted to… Read More

Wednesday Prayer

God our rock God of changing seasons God of justice God of promise God of love Be with us now as we seek answers in the midst of flying bullets, drones and bombs Be with us now as we run for cover in the midst of tornadoes, floods and storms Be with us now as… Read More

Wednesday Prayer

Holy One, Thank you for a new day with new opportunities to grow, new possibilities to love, new intentions to be more like You in the world; even if it is only within our own small world to start. As we lean into the rest of the week, cause us to lean on You, to… Read More

Narrative Lectionary: Business Practices

I’ve heard this parable (here) preached and taught as an economic justice story. And, it is. I’ve also heard it shared in relation to God’s grace, abundance, and generosity. And, it is. But, when I read it this time something new happened for me. Images of an owner whose business practice is to center persons… Read More