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: Nothing Can Separate Us (Romans 8:18-31)

The Narrative Lectionary readings for the week are Acts 2:1-4 and Romans 8:18-38. The commentary at Working Preacher is here and you can find the podcast nearby.   I’m sitting here looking at the blank screen. I’m tired. Seemingly impossibly tired.   I’ve been advocating for Medicaid Expansion in my state and the answers that… 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