Narrative Lectionary: Floods of justice (Amos 1:1-2; 5:14-15, 21-24)

Toward the end of October of this year, the South of Scotland endured some severe rain and flooding. Scots are used to rain but this was toward the extreme end of our tolerance, with fields and town centres filled with water, roads made dangerous, railway bridges closed (just in case) and two foot bridges washed… Read More

Narrative Lectionary: Not Me, God! The Call of Moses (Exodus 2:23-3:15; 4:10-17)

Do you hear it? The cry of the oppressed? It would be easy to miss in our rush to get to the story of the call of Moses, but we must ensure that, first of all, we hear the cry of the suffering Hebrew people kept as slaves by the Egyptian Pharaoh (Exodus 2:23). The… Read More

Wednesday Prayer

Thank you for the reminders along life’s journey Forgive us for the ones we chose to ignore today May your Holy Spirit continue to disrupt our dreams with images of justice, love and equity and transform our apathy into compassion and kindness and may tomorrow not be too late. Amen. ********* Rev. Dr. Marilyn Pagán-Banks… Read More

Sunday Prayer: How the Mighty Have Fallen

Your glory, O God, stands triumphantin high places and low,in mountains and valleys,across rivers and oceans that once bled.How the mighty have fallen from their thrones!How the satisfied have been reduced to hunger!How the fortresses have crumbled to piecesbefore the powerful wind of your whisper! Your voice, O God, has heaped hot coalsupon the evil… Read More

The Pastoral is Political: All Day, Everyday!

Warning…this may seem like a rant. However, I feel the need to share my recent experience as an example of why this particular blog space is so vital. Too often, many think of pastor OR prophet.  Sometimes we even describe someone as both pastor AND prophet. I believe that the role and responsibility of prophet… Read More