Narrative Lectionary:Fiery Furnace

The Narrative Lectionary takes us to┬áDaniel 3:1, 8-30 for the First Sunday of Advent. The commentary at Working Preacher is here. Text Week is here. This is my first year to encounter Daniel during the season of Advent, and I confess that his story doesn’t fit as neatly into the “Advent 1–let’s talk about apocalypse”… Read More

Tuesday Prayer

God, I’ve always had a complicated relationship with hope. On the days in which I’ve had too much and circumstances disappointed me, hope was the knife that twisted itself into my soul. Through the months in which I’ve had too little hope and couldn’t see well through the fog into the future, hope’s bright light… Read More