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

11th Hour Preacher Party:It’s a boy! Edition

I’ve just enjoyed a winter solstice party where we crafted lights for the darkness. I know that some of you are experiencing the summer solstice. Wherever you are in our global community, together, we prepare to welcome the Christ child again. How are your plans coming along? What does your to-do list look like this… Read More

11th Hour Preacher Party: Bearing Worthy Fruits

I’ve been reading Fleming Rutledge’s book, “Advent” and finding it provocative. Rutledge is an Episcopal priest with a theology that falls into the Calvinist vein, she argues that there is nothing we human’s can do, only God can bring forth transformation. She writes that Advent is the season that points the church toward the second… Read More

11th Hour Preacher Party: Advent Sunday of Peace

It’s the Sunday of Peace, except for my to-do list and calendar, which are not comporting themselves very peacefully. Yours? Regardless, onward we go to proclaim the good news. Revised Common Lectionary preachers can find a helpful post here, and Narrative Lectionary preachers, here. Maybe it’s cantata Sunday, or children’s pageant Sunday, or sermon-series-that-seemed-like-a-good-idea-at-the-time Sunday… Read More