11th Hour Preacher Party: How to be church?

I’ve had a really stimulating week, full of conversations about church. And, in particular about how to be church today, living out the gospel and transforming communities with the love of God. From Pioneer ministers to ministers involved in transition in congregations to ministry students from Zurich who were visiting Scotland, we were all grappling with… Read More

Narrative Lectionary: Transformative Encounter (John 4:1-42)

The Working Preacher Narrative Lectionary post for this week can be found here. In the story of Jesus’ encounter with the Samaritan woman at the well, we see Jesus modelling a way of encountering others that is inviting, challenging, provoking, affirming, and, in the end transforming, not just for the one he encounters but for a… Read More

11th Hour Preacher Party: The offer of life

As ever, our texts this week, offer many opportunities to speak into the life of our world and the communities we serve. Discussions on the Narrative Lectionary Text can be found here, and on the Revised Common Lectionary Readings here. How about you? Where are you going with the word of life? Where are you… Read More

11th Hour Preacher Party: The Incarnation

How are you sharing the good news of Emmanuel: God with us this weekend? Will you be preaching to congregations inflated by visitors or will you be feeding those on the margins? Have your Advent preparations built up to this proclamation or will you be relieved to emerge from chaos into Christmas eve and morning?… Read More

11th Hour Preachers Party: Community matters

This is the last Sunday of the Liturgical Year, the Reign of Christ in the RCL, with the text about “the least of these”. The blog post from earlier in the week can be found here. Or, in the NL, Jeremiah is cautioning the exiles to make themselves at home, seeking the prosperity of those… Read More

11th Hour Preacher Party: Nailed It! *

Welcome to this week’s Preacher Party -(*and thanks to Marci Auld Glass for the title). Whether you are preaching from the NL (discussion here) or from the RCL (discussion here),whether you’re commemorating 500 years since the Reformation or celebrating All Saints, you are invited to bring what you have and to ask for what you… Read More