11th Hour Preacher Party: Messy Desk Edition

At the first church I served, the church administrator gave me a sign for my office door: “A clean desk is the sign of a messy mind.” Ahem. Yes, my desk is always always always messy. Let’s hope that means my mind is orderly, because it’s time to get a sermon in order. Preaching friends,… Read More

11th Hour Preacher Party: Sure as the Sunrise

Every week, sure as the sunrise, Sunday rolls around and the sermon needs to be prepared. And it’s that time again. If you’re a Revised Common Lectionary preacher, the Tuesday RevGals post may provide some food for thought. Or maybe you’ve jumped off lectionary temporarily, or you’re doing a sermon series, or the Spirit has… Read More

11th Hour Preacher Party: Math Sunday

Greetings, preachers! It’s Math Sunday, better known as Trinity Sunday for those who follow the liturgical calendar. The Sunday when somehow one and three are equal. Are you tackling the Trinity? Or doing something else entirely? Revised Common Lectionary post with discussion is on our blog, if you need a kick-start. In the U.S., it… Read More

11th Hour Preacher Party:

It’s that time of the week again, the time when one really can’t procrastinate one’s sermon-writing much longer, can one? Revised Common Lectionary preachers might be resurrecting Tabitha/Dorcas, or otherwise exploring Good Shepherd texts. Narrative Lectionary preachers are traveling with Paul and Barnabas. Maybe you’ve come up with a post-Easter series, or (in the U.S.)… Read More

11th Hour Preacher Party: The Marathon Begins

That’s right, it’s the kickoff to Holy Week (I sincerely hope this does not come as a surprise to you). Palm Sunday, Passion Sunday, some combination thereof, or maybe you’re doing something completely different: it’s here! Revised Common Lectionary thoughts and Narrative Lectionary thoughts are on our website. We will attempt to remain calm, cool,… Read More

11th Hour Preacher Party: Find the Sermon Edition

It’s the first Sunday of Lent, so for Revised Common Lectionary preachers, that means Temptation, every year. Narrative Lectionary preachers are working through forgiveness and reconciliation in Matthew. Maybe you’ve planned a Lent series? Catching up from too many snowy Sundays? Whatever the case, you’re welcome at the 11th Hour Preacher Party! Share ideas, ask… Read More

11th Hour Preacher Party: Gnarled and Twisted Edition

I don’t know about you, preachers, but my mind has a few too many things going at the same time, and my thoughts are all scrambled and twisted up, like the roots on this overturned tree. Let’s see if we can help each other clarify and refine those twisted up ideas. Narrative Lectionary and Revised… Read More

11th Hour Preacher Party: Baptism Edition

It’s Baptism of the Lord Sunday in liturgical traditions, which means that some of us are incorporating a renewal of baptismal vows, some of us celebrating an actual baptism, some of us remembering baptism in another way, and some of us doing something different altogether. Whatever your plans for Sunday, welcome to the 11th Hour… Read More