Dear God, You know God, we are entering into that nebulous period of not quite Pentecost; and I think about this moment in time; As we all are waiting for the Holy Spirit. (And everything else) ….. Have you seen her God? Does she look like a Dove? Or a Pigeon? Or a Wild Goose?… Read More
we are not a patient people.
We are a doing people.
Waiting is not our forte.
We are tired of waiting for … Read More
Sermon Prep for Acts 6:1 – 7:2a, 44-60 (Sunday April 18, 2021) In our scripture for the week, we hear the story of the calling of Stephen, and in the process, are faced with the reality that we have been stoning our leaders since the very beginning of the early Church. What is it about… Read More
Greetings, friends connected by the Spirit and electronics. Our Narrative Lectionary post was delayed this week due to our writer experiencing a situation familiar to all of us right now- more work than expected, to be completed in new and different ways. I’m pinch-hitting, even though I’m an RCL user, so I appreciate your indulgence.… Read More
We have a rather lengthy passage this week, jumping from last week’s Road to Emmaus to Acts 6 and 7. By missing the first 5 chapters of Acts, we jump over Pentecost (for the moment) and the promise of the early church, who shared what they had. “There was not a needy person among them, for… Read More
The Narrative Lectionary commentary is here. From that page, you can also find the podcast (right-hand column) and the text references. This week’s passages can feel a little disjointed and, thus, slippery. Where is the gill of the text- the place where it breathes and where you can grab hold of it? (If I was… Read More