RCL

Matthew 21: 33-46 I don’t know how to read such a rending text on the heels of Hurricanes Harvey, Irma & Maria, and the violence in both Rohingya and Las Vegas. Its hard for me to read about the brutal killing of the messengers and the son of the landowner. And, the response by the… Read More

Revised Common Lectionary

“Countries are just human lines in the sand.” As I look at Matthew 18:15-20 my tweet regarding the DACA situation in the United States–where the dreamer immigrant children might lose their protection–is echoing in my head. Whatever we bound on earth  is bound in heaven. What are these lines we draw upon one another? Too… Read More

11th Hour Preacher Party

How is it going? I am currently writing my sermon after a week of vacation. Actually, I’m still on vacation, but writing for Sunday, you know how that goes sometimes. To me this is a very 11th Hour Preacher situation to be in. I am currently looking at the RCL text and thinking of how… Read More

11th Hour Preacher Party

How are you all doing? I am currently at the point where I squeaked the bulletin out Friday (this)  morning and am just now doing the work of looking at the RCL for my sermon. Its been a busy week, well more like a regularly busy week after a a super busy month, so I… Read More

Revised Common Lectionary: Spoiler Edition

Do you think Jesus was an extrovert or an introvert? Here, in Matthew 14:13-21, is Jesus after a really tough time; his family disowned him and then his cousin is killed by the powers that be. When I was small, I was sad, because I was convinced that Jesus was an introvert, because he wanted… Read More

11th Hour Preacher Party: What does the Sacrifice Mean?

It is the traditional time of year in the US to think about whether or not you agree with singing (or at least listening to) patriotic songs during worship service, what the status of flags in the sanctuary should be, and whether or not you say the pledge to allegiance. And the RCL passage this… Read More