Narrative Lectionary: The Alleged New Normal Edition

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

Narrative Lectionary: Called to Decolonize (Genesis 12:1-9)

Later this month will mark the one year anniversary of Hurricane Maria’s devastation of Puerto Rico as its 3.3 million residents still reeled from the impact of the often forgotten Hurricane Irma which hit the island just two weeks before. As I type these words, I whisper the name Raúl Pagán, my father’s cousin—que en… Read More

Narrative Lectionary: Literal Interpretation

The text for the week is here. The Working Preacher commentary is here. I commend the WP podcast to you!   If I were striving for a two-minute sermon this week, I would say, “In my years of preaching and pastoring, I have been asked about literal interpretations of scripture. How do we understand Revelation? When… Read More