11th Hour Preacher Party: Courage, speaking one’s mind by telling all one’s heart…

This Sunday, the woman at the well, is perhaps my most favorite text to preach on, from. This complex, complicated, long misunderstood text has come most alive for me as I have found commentators and exegesis and midrash like reflections that break it open in less than “traditional” ways. (Don’t get me started on the… Read More

11th Hour Preacher Party: Reign of….

  photo by Terri C. Pilarski, Arizona sunset Here we are, the end of the long season after the Pentecost. I’m always glad when this season ends and look forward to the seasons of Advent, Christmas, Epiphany, Lent, and Easter which, liturgically, lead us through the story of the life of Jesus. Then again, I’m… Read More

11th Hour Preacher Party: WordsMatter

In 2010 I participated in a planning group with the (former) women’s ministries at the National Council of Churches, USA, that we called WordsMatter. It culminated in a weekend workshop with as wide and diverse a group of participants that we could gather: men, women, LGBTQ and hetero, white, people of color, and across the… Read More