11th Hour Preacher Party:Next up: Advent

On this last Sunday of the Liturgical Year, are you happy to soon be moving on from Luke’s gospel if you’re a Revised Common Lectionary Preacher? Are you preaching the Reign of Christ before you do that? If you’re following the Narrative Lectionary, are you preaching reform and prophetic lament? And are you already wondering… Read More

11th Hour Preacher Party: Humility and Hope Edition

As ever, the Revised Common Lectionary and the Narrative Lectionary provide lots of choices for preaching this week.  There is also the opportunity to preach Reformation Sunday and, in some traditions, All Saints might be incorporated into this Sunday. Where are you finding good news this week? Where are you finding hope that can be… Read More

11th Hour Preacher Party: Teach us to pray

There are some really interesting options in the RCL passages this week –  What’s in a name, in Hosea; Restoration and forgiveness in Psalm 85; What happens when a community forgets God in Genesis; Building on Christ’s foundation in Colossians and Teach us to pray in the gospel. Richness and diversity on a plate. What… Read More

Narrative Lectionary: Be Love Out Loud

The text for this week found in Isaiah reminds me so much of the current political climate we find ourselves in today. Read it here This story is so familiar to what we are experiencing in this country with this seated president – that it makes me want to laugh and cry at the same… Read More

11th Hour Preacher Party: How to be church?

I’ve had a really stimulating week, full of conversations about church. And, in particular about how to be church today, living out the gospel and transforming communities with the love of God. From Pioneer ministers to ministers involved in transition in congregations to ministry students from Zurich who were visiting Scotland, we were all grappling with… Read More

11th Hour Preacher Party: Nailed It! *

Welcome to this week’s Preacher Party -(*and thanks to Marci Auld Glass for the title). Whether you are preaching from the NL (discussion here) or from the RCL (discussion here),whether you’re commemorating 500 years since the Reformation or celebrating All Saints, you are invited to bring what you have and to ask for what you… Read More

11th Hour Preacher Party: Crown Him Edition

Happy Saturday, preachers! This week we celebrate/face/puzzle over Reign of Christ (or Christ the King) Sunday, and whether the Son of Man is coming in his glory to call us out for being sheep or goats, or Jeremiah is offering up challenging prophecies, it’s tough talk in both the Revised Common Lectionary and the Narrative… Read More