Friday Prayer

God who already knows my prayers- I am out of words that don’t sound trite. I believe that you are already showing mercy. Let my prayer, instead, be the work of my hands, my feet, my mouth, my earsTo daily, hourly, minute by minuteDismantle the systems of racism and racial oppression in my countryAnd across… Read More

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

RevGalBookPals: Native: Identity, Belonging, and Rediscovering God

This week I watched almost all of the Festival of Homiletics online. I applaud the FoH team for moving to an online platform and doing their very best to make an event that was meaningful and accessible to many. The topic of climate change is important and I appreciate the work it took to move… Read More

11th Hour Preacher Party: Mysteries of Faith

The Narrative Lectionary this week is in 1 Corinthians 15 with Paul laying down some credal stuff and talking about the mystery of resurrection, while the Revised Common Lectionary offers Acts 1 and the disciples questioning Jesus: “Is this the time…?“ Or you may be in Ascension. Or somewhere else completely. Where is your preaching… Read More

Friday Prayer

I will enter your house with burnt offerings and will pay you my vows— those that I promised with my lips and spoke with my mouth when I was in trouble. – Psalm 66:13-14 To the Heavenly Accounting Department: I am checking in on the status of my account. I am have lost track of my number of… Read More

Worship Words for Easter 6: love, love, love

This new feature is here to hopefully offer you some words for worship in these strange times, when some of us have noticed that our traditional liturgical language seems…..inadequate, or at least a bit “off” from what we need for virtual worship experiences. Each week we’ll bring you one or more pieces that you can… Read More

RCL: Love, Orphans, Comfort

This post might as well begin with a true confession: I’ve had a conflict-laden relationship with gospel according to John, and the long passage known as the “Farewell Discourse” of Jesus (chapters 14 through 17) hasn’t helped much. I made an uneasy peace years back, and my affection for the outlier of the four gospels… Read More

Friday Prayer

Holy God- Into your hands I commit the spirit of Ahmaud Arbery, that he may rest in peace and rise in power. Into your hands I commit the spirits of his family, his friends, his community, and all who knew him and loved him. Into your hands I commit the spirits of the people who… Read More