Narrative Lectionary: In Chains

St. Peter ad Vincula, Tower of London Scripture can be found here; Working Preacher Commentary and “I Love to Tell the Story” Podcast are here. To vastly oversimplify: The Acts of the Apostles is the story of the Holy Spirit guiding and leading the early church. In the normal course of things, the church resists… Read More

If not the worst thing about being a part of the dominant culture, a close second

I have read many impassioned, thoughtful, posts this week about the wonder of anticipation, the joy of waiting, that is Advent, the season of preparation before Christmas. I’m sold. Or would be, if the temperature hadn’t dropped to record lows this past weekend, and if the snow hadn’t started falling, and sticking, yesterday.  But, alas,… Read More