Worship Words for 18 October 2020

If you’ve struggled to find liturgical language adequate to this moment (pandemic, political crises, civil unrest, widely publicised injustices, and so much more), you’re not alone. By this point in 2020, with a seemingly endless journey ahead too, many of us are a little low on creativity. Here we have some contributions from our RevGals… Read More

Narrative Lectionary: Nice Suitable Idols (Exodus 32:1-14)

Idols are so convenient.  Manageable.  Tidy.  When it’s time to move, you just pack them up and move them along.  Otherwise, they stay in one place.  Not like God, who is elusively on the move.  Or Moses, who disappears for long periods of time, supposedly to talk to God.  Maybe he’s really on vacation, taking… Read More

11th Hour Preacher Party: A World of Words

How many words does it take to make the Word of God come alive for your congregation? I’ve discovered my sermons are getting shorter through the pandemic – maybe it’s to accommodate reduced attention spans in online worship, but I find using fewer words of mine does a better job of helping people hear God’s… Read More

The Pastoral is Political: Quit the playground politics

As I sat and stared at a blank screen this morning, I wondered what to write about. On my Twitter feed I had read a tweet about the Presidential debate last night. Now as an outsider (being in Scotland) I wanted to avoid saying anything about the election that takes place in just a few… Read More

Worship Words for 4 October 2020

If you’ve struggled to find liturgical language adequate to this moment (pandemic, political crises, civil unrest, widely publicised injustices, and so much more), you’re not alone. Day 476,902 of 2020 finds many of us a little numb and low on creativityHere we have some contributions from our RevGals community to help — feel free to… Read More