RCL: Origin Stories

In her final, beautiful book, the late, luminous Rachel Held Evans wrote, The role of origin stories, both in the ancient Near Eastern culture from which the Old Testament emerged and at that familiar kitchen table where you first learned how your grandparents met, is to enlighten the present by recalling the past. Origin stories… Read More

RevGalBookPals: Advent in Narnia; The Advent of God’s Word

I’ve been awash in Advent, even though it’s still 11 days away. Wait. It’s only 11 days away? Good thing I spent the day working on bulletins and other plans for worship in December. This year, for once, I’m hoping to take on a practice for Advent that actually lasts until Christmas, a tall order… Read More