11th Hour Preacher Party: BoL etc

Somehow it’s the middle of the day on Saturday in Scotland…and that means it’s already past Sunday worship Down Under, so we know that we can do it, because Sunday has already successfully come! Now, don’t panic. But it’s Baptism of the Lord Sunday for those following the RCL. And it’s Mark 2 for those… Read More

11th Hour Preacher Party: the second candle is still not pink

Somehow it is the second Sunday of Advent. In churches everywhere, laypeople will be staring at the wreath wondering which candle they are supposed to light….it’s still not pink yet. Keep waiting for another week and stick to the purple/blue, friends! Whether you are in the RCL pondering John the Baptist or the shoot from… Read More

Ordiversary Party: ending the year right!

Hello, December! You’ve come with Christmas parties and twinkling lights (here in the very dark-nights-short-days of Scotland anyway)….and now with an INCREDIBLE person to help us celebrate December ordiversaries! The Rev. Dr. Wil Gafney is an amazing priest and professor, a great scholar, and a wonderful friend. She’s shared her “saga” of responding to God’s… Read More

11th Hour Preacher Party: serious holy parenting edition

Somehow it’s already the weekend. I know I was on holiday this week and just came back to work on Friday, and I know that may not have been the world’s wisest choice because OMG IT’S ALMOST SUNDAY….but better than coming back Saturday night as I usually do, I suppose! Here in Scotland it’s Remembrance… Read More

11th Hour Preacher Party: acting on faith

Somehow, it’s already Saturday. Or for some among us, it’s already Saturday night. Sunday’s coming, friends, whether we are ready or not! Whether you are working on what it means to have faith the size of a mustard seed (RCL commentary is here), or the Ten Commandments and the idea of teaching the next generations… Read More

Ordiversary Party: October!

Happy October Ordiversaries!! This is my own ordiversary month, so I hope you all are celebrating in extra Enneagram-7 style. This month’s party is being kicked off by the ever-delightful Pat Raube, who is the pastor of Union Presbyterian in Endicott, NY. She has a pretty awesome story, in addition to being fabulous herself, so… Read More

11th Hour Preacher Party: unpacking edition

It’s that time again—time to write a sermon. Sometimes it feels like we just did that… This week the various lectionaries give us a lot to unpack, whether it’s the RCL and Jesus apparently telling us to forsake family ties, or the NL with the 2nd creation story and the difficulty that western culture has… Read More

Ordiversary Party: September fun!

Happy Ordiversary!! This month’s party is being kicked off by Original RevGal Kathryn Zucker Johnston, whose late night emails with friends became the 11th Hour Preacher Party. She serves as Head of Staff at a PC(USA) church in Pennsylvania, and she is well known among longtime RevGals for her pithy sayings that offer wisdom we… Read More