Friday prayer: a Good word

We call this Friday good. What does “good” even mean? It’s a word so over- and misused as to be almost meaningless. We sometimes say, “Naw, I’m good” even when we’re dying on the inside. We sometimes say, “It’s good” when we really mean it’s barely good enough. We sometimes say, “Ok, good.” when we’re… Read More

11th Hour Preacher Party: Holy Week AND Easter Edition

This week’s Preacher Party gets started a day early to help those of you who may be writing for all of the Three Days. So whether you’re struggling to put words together for Maundy Thursday, or you’re putting the finishing touches on your Easter sermon, we are here for you! As Rev. Dr. Rachael Keefe reminds… Read More

Narrative Lectionary: Perplexed, Afraid, and Amazed (Luke 24:1-12)

Luke 24:1-12 is just the beginning of the story. The Word is told, it is shared, before it is experienced. It is heard before it is understood. Jesus’ followers have been told the Good News; and shortly they will see and experience the resurrected Jesus themselves. They have been telling Good News and soon they will be living into (but not solving) the mystery of the resurrected life, of new life. Read More

Saturday Prayer, March 27th, 2021

And just like that, Lord,Palm Sunday is arriving again.It’s been a yearSince the last oneAnd we have been inVarying degrees of lockdownFor this whole time There has been no processionInto Jerusalem orAny other placeNo donkeys borrowed for the MasterNo palm branches swayingNo crowds crying their HosannasNo cloaks tossed on the ground But there have been… Read More