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

11th Hour Preacher Party: Humility and Hope Edition

As ever, the Revised Common Lectionary and the Narrative Lectionary provide lots of choices for preaching this week.  There is also the opportunity to preach Reformation Sunday and, in some traditions, All Saints might be incorporated into this Sunday. Where are you finding good news this week? Where are you finding hope that can be… Read More