11th Hour Preacher Party: Ya Got a Sermon?

This ostrich seems to be asking, “Ya got a sermon in there?” (or, ahem, maybe I’m just feeling a little pressed to get mine written). Revised Common Lectionary preachers are considering scribes and widows, widows and prophets, orphans and widows. Check out a post and discussion here. Narrative Lectionary preachers are pondering the prophet Micah’s… Read More

11th Hour Preacher Party: Imperfect Edition

  Hello, fellow imperfect preachers. Last week’s sermon was a mess? This week’s isn’t looking much better? It’s always possible to find at least *one* thing you could have said more clearly or delivered more energetically? Then, you’ve come to the right place! It’s the RevGalBlogPals 11th Hour Preacher Party! Bring your questions, ideas, beginnings… Read More

11th Hour Preacher Party: bring *that* to the table

Here we are, friends: sermon time again! For some, it’s World Communion Sunday, or Thanksgiving, or Harvest, or a transferred St Francis’s day…for some it’s a regular Sunday…for some it’s a first or last, or a first-of-the-last. In the NL we’ve got the Ten Commandments—did you know the movie came out 62 years ago today?… Read More

11th Hour Preacher Party: Is there a way?

No matter where in the world you are preaching this week, the testimony of Dr. Christine Blasey Ford and Judge Brett Kavanaugh before the US Senate Judiciary Committee will likely be somewhere in the minds of your hearers. Many pastors and counselors have spoken of receiving call after call from people with their own stories… Read More

11th Hour Preacher Party: Always in season

Perversely, since I stepped out of parish/congregational ministry, I’ve fallen in love all over again with the texts that, week after week, speak into life and culture. Somehow, freed of the pressure of preaching every week, I’ve gained a new appreciation of the timeless relevance of Scripture in all that confronts the world and creation… Read More

11th Hour Preacher Party: Wilted, yet Blooming Edition

Pictured is an American Beauty Berry plant. Its berries turn this lovely color (plum? fuchsia?) in the fall here. Its leaves are wilted, because it has been hot and dry and dry and hot, most of the summer. (I took this photo last week. Thankfully, we’ve had some rain in the past few days). I’ve… Read More