11th Hour Preacher Party

How are you all doing? I am currently at the point where I squeaked the bulletin out Friday (this)  morning and am just now doing the work of looking at the RCL for my sermon. Its been a busy week, well more like a regularly busy week after a a super busy month, so I… Read More

11th Hour Preacher Party: In Need of a Thinking Spot

Hello, preaching friends! It’s the middle of summer here, with the kids home from school and right next to me what feels like all the time. I’ve unadvisedly committed to a sermons-by-request series this summer, and my congregation has stepped up to the challenge. Today I’m working with two passages from Revelation, about which I… Read More

11th Hour Preacher Party: What does the Sacrifice Mean?

It is the traditional time of year in the US to think about whether or not you agree with singing (or at least listening to) patriotic songs during worship service, what the status of flags in the sanctuary should be, and whether or not you say the pledge to allegiance. And the RCL passage this… Read More

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