Revised Common Lectionary: Come to the Water

I love this passage (John 4:5-42) so much, it is hard to approach it with anything resembling even-handedness. The story of Jesus and the Samaritan woman at the well was the appointed gospel lesson for my first-ever preaching experience (Lent 3A, 1990). And thanks to the chaplain who craftily invited me to give a homily… Read More

11th Hour Preacher Party: Women, Wells, and well, more…

    My all time favorite text, the woman debating with Jesus, resulting in the longest conversation in the Bible between Jesus and anyone.  I love this reading on so many levels, such richness to delve into. So many layers to unfold. No doubt I am preaching on this text. I think I will use… Read More