Revised Common Lectionary: Is This The Time?

Whether you’re celebrating the Ascension of the Lord or the Seventh Sunday of Easter this week, you’ll be hearing a timely question from the disciples: Lord, is this the time? (Acts 1:6) Is this the time we can meet in person again? Is this the time to resume congregational singing? Is this the time we can… Read More

11th Hour Preacher Party: Love Is Love Is Love

The photo is my favorite insulated portable tea mug. It reminds me of Lin-Manuel Miranda’s Tony award acceptance speech right after the Orlando massacre. “Love is love is love is love.” Whether you are in the RCL or the Narrative lectionary, there is lots of love talk this week. In the RCL gospel Jesus promises… Read More

11th Hour Preacher Party: Digital Worship Edition

The 11th Hour Preacher Party, in recognition that the 11th hour has been moved to earlier in the week for many preachers, is moving to Wednesday evening (U.S. time). As always, share your thoughts, desires, questions, needs, and snacks here at the party. Lectionary posts also moved earlier in the week, so you’ll find the… Read More

11th Hour Preacher Party: shepherds and more!

The weekend is upon us, friends. For some of us, these days that means we’re already finished with sermons that have to be recorded or printed-and-posted, and we’re trying to figure out what it means to relax on a Saturday. For others, it means we’re still struggling to find the right words and the right… Read More

11th Hour Preacher Party: Who Relates to Thomas Now?

Are you writing, huddled in your house, like the disciples in the Revised Common Lectionary (Discussion Here)? Are you waiting to see what happens next as Jesus ascends in the Narrative lectionary (Discussion Here)? Are you using a series or other passages to see you through these different times? Are you preparing technology for a… Read More

Revised Common Lectionary: Safer at Home?

It was the evening of Easter. Jesus’ followers weren’t sure what to do with themselves. They were mostly taking the safe route and staying secluded – almost in quarantine. There was no telling what danger they risked if they ventured out into the hubbub of the town. And yet, they had heard good news from… Read More

11th Hour Preacher Party: Early in the Morning…

It’s the 11th Hour Preacher Party, but it’s hard to measure the 11th hour anymore. Some of us are recording services in advance. Some are still working on Good Friday services. Some are trying to figure out to hold an Easter Vigil. Regardless, on Sunday morning, while it is still dark, the women will go… Read More