Narrative Lectionary—The Wedding at Cana (John 2:1-11)

Have you noticed that Jesus never performed weddings? And yet, for us, weddings are one of the big ways we do our religious work. Not once does Jesus ever perform a wedding or officiate a funeral. And he didn’t officiate this wedding in Cana. But nearly every week, a young minister asks a question on… Read More

Narrative Lectionary: Two Interrogations

Scripture can be found here… Working Preacher commentary by Bishop Craig Satterlee can be found here… We Narrative Lectionary preachers find ourselves in the extraordinary position of preaching on Holy Week events for a full six weeks in this year of John. Another unique feature of the Fourth Gospel is the fact that fully half… Read More

Narrative Lectionary: Nic at Night Edition

Scripture can be found here… True confession time: Of every jot and tittle to be found in the Fourth Gospel, this is the passage that causes this pastor the greatest anxiety. John 3:16 exists, at this moment in Christian cultural history, as a kind of behemoth. It’s not a line from a conversation between Jesus… Read More

Narrative Lectionary: Light and Darkness, Grace Upon Grace

“Someone I loved once gave me a box full of darkness. It took me years to understand that this, too, was a gift.”   ~Mary Oliver  Scripture passage can be found here… I have a wild, irrational love of the Advent season. The world seems palpably different to me… the evenings especially. I love the growing… Read More