11th Hour Preacher Party: Accelerated and Amplified

Are you finding that many things are accelerating and being amplified right now? Including our worship preparation? In many parts of the world, preachers are struggling to get materials online well ahead of their usual deadline, while others are working out how to manage safe in- person gatherings and still others, where it’s summer in… Read More

11th Hour Preacher Party: Mysteries of Faith

The Narrative Lectionary this week is in 1 Corinthians 15 with Paul laying down some credal stuff and talking about the mystery of resurrection, while the Revised Common Lectionary offers Acts 1 and the disciples questioning Jesus: “Is this the time…?“ Or you may be in Ascension. Or somewhere else completely. Where is your preaching… Read More

11th Hour Preacher Party: Conflict, chaos and calling.

 The Lectionary readings this week give us lots of options  – as ever. From Jesus withdrawing for a time, his calling the disciples, a controversial healing that resulted in loss of income for a community, a plea for peace in the early church community – all providing rich seams that have much to speak into… Read More

11th Hour Preacher Party:Next up: Advent

On this last Sunday of the Liturgical Year, are you happy to soon be moving on from Luke’s gospel if you’re a Revised Common Lectionary Preacher? Are you preaching the Reign of Christ before you do that? If you’re following the Narrative Lectionary, are you preaching reform and prophetic lament? And are you already wondering… Read More