11th Hour Preacher Party: I can’t preach that!

I managed to see Wonder Woman this week. And, although that’s a genre of film in which I wouldn’t normally indulge, I loved it! The down to earth, underlying themes of truth and hope and love triumphing over evil and hatred and suffering, spoke to me at a primal level as I sought to escape the… Read More

11th Hour Preacher Party: Puzzle Edition

It’s puzzle Sunday! The puzzle is the Trinity! How to explain? How to avoid explaining? How to avoid a wide variety of heresies? What in the world to tell the children? If you’re tackling the Genesis text from the Revised Common Lectionary, the Tuesday RCL post has some helpful thoughts and direction. Let us know… Read More

11th Hour Preacher’s Party: Inclusion and Control

The General Assembly of the Church of Scotland has been meeting in Edinburgh this week. In the midst of our worship and debate, we took time to pray for those caught up in the terrorism perpetrated in Manchester and in Egypt as well as all those places around the world who don’t feature in news headlines. There was also… Read More

11th Hour Preacher Party: Rock & Roll Edition

For RCL preachers, it’s mostly Rock Sunday; there’s some good connections and discussions on the RGBP post from Tuesday. Narrative Lectionary preachers are encountering church conflict in Acts 15 (and perhaps within their own congregations), and the Tuesday NL post has some intriguing questions to consider. Besides the lectionary passages to consider, there’s Mother’s Day… Read More

11th Hour Preacher Party: Gates and Sheep edition

Preaching colleagues, it’s that time of the week again! How is your sermon coming along? Between planning liturgy, preparing for children’s sermons, and writing something for the main preaching event, this is often the busiest time of the week! At least, it is for those who tend to procrastinate, or who had unexpected events eat… Read More