11th Hour Preacher Party: Come, Holy Spirit!

UPDATE: The Preacher Party moved to Wednesday a few weeks ago, to accommodate preachers who are recording sermons earlier in the week for online worship. Since that post, riots have erupted in Minneapolis and St. Paul, Minnesota. The spark igniting those riots may have been frustration over yet another death of a black man at… Read More

Narrative Lectionary: The Gifts of Pentecost

Acts 2:1-4 and 1 Corinthians 12:1-13 Our Narrative Lectionary Year ends this week with Pentecost. There are suggested sermon series through the summer, if you’re interested, at Working Preacher. Today’s WP commentary is here. Bible Worm Podcast is here. Bible Worm also suggests a summer preaching series at their site. But before summer preaching decisions,… Read More

Friday Festival: Separation and Connection

This weekend many congregations will celebrate Pentecost. We will talk about God’s power to break down dividing walls, build bridges over chasms that separate us, and make connections between people who can’t imagine themselves connected. Several of our blog writers have been thinking about separation and connection in their posts this week. “This year, our… Read More