Narrative Lectionary: Religious Plurality (Acts 13:1-3; 14:8-18)

Sometimes I need a reminder that as much as I love Jesus, as much as I follow Jesus, I am not Jesus. And sometimes, when the folks around me so desperately need saving, I have to remind myself that I cannot save them. When I look at the difficulties in my church, I remind myself,… Read More

Narrative Lectionary: All in the Family

We continue this week with Paul’s letter to the Galatians. Text can be found here (including the verses we aren’t preaching from–just to see what we’re missing): Galatians 3:1-9, 23-29. Commentary from Working Preacher is here.  I am fond of Cuyler Black’s cartoon about Paul and his letter to the Bergmans. It’s always a helpful reminder… Read More

Narrative Lectionary: The “He Talks Enough to Be Hermes” Edition (Acts 13; 14)

The Narrative Lectionary commentary is here. From that page, you can also find the podcast (right-hand column) and the text references. This week’s passages can feel a little disjointed and, thus, slippery. Where is the gill of the text- the place where it breathes and where you can grab hold of it? (If I was… Read More

the Biblical Case for Equality

The Idaho House recently approved introducing a piece of legislation to add the words “gender identity” and “sexual orientation” to the Human Rights Codes. This means we will, after 9 years of trying, finally get a hearing on this topic. This will allow people to share stories with legislators about the vital need to include… Read More