Easter Sunday: Empty

“Do not hold on,” you said,and so we empty our expectationsof their aspirations for control. Hallelujah! “Go and tell,” you said,and so we release life’s miraclesfrom the duty of explanation. Hallelujah! “Wait and see,” you said,and so we accept the work of wonderwithout the need for certainty. Hallelujah! Most Holy Gardener: in the timeless wisdom… Read More

11th Hour Preacher Party: For Those Who Didn’t Schedule This Sunday Off

Depending on your age, background, location, or a dozen other variables you may know the Second Sunday of Easter as Low Sunday or Holy Humor Sunday. For those of us who have regularly served as supply preachers, this is a day you can always count on for getting a gig. Whatever your story may be,… 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

Sunday Prayer (In the Spirit of Thomas)

We do not see! We do not understand! We do not know which signs are true! Peace be with you. We cannot believe! We cannot find our grounding! We cannot discern the path forward! Peace be with you. Information is lacking! Too many liars claim expertise! Conspiracy theories confuse our spirits! Peace be with you.… Read More