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Walk Wet and Share the Good News

Baptism of our Lord, Year A, January 8, 2017
This week’s gospel is a great springboard to remember and give thanks for your baptism, but don’t stop there! We have good news to share as we walk wet in this world. (Photo: Waiting for the Word, Creative Commons License)

Seeing God and Living Hope

First Sunday of Christmas, Narrative Lectionary Year 3, January 1, 2017
The faithful witness of elders Simeon and Anna is important for our own faith and stewardship of the good news. They inspire us to praise, sing, and share the good news of enduring Christmas hope and promise in a world that has already moved on to the next new thing. (Photo: © Chariclo –

Unlikely Dance Partners: Lament and Hope

First Sunday of Christmas Year A, January 1, 2017
How quickly we move from the celebration and joy of Christmas day to the reality of the world’s brokenness. Yes, it’s a delicate dance between lament and hope, but Christmas isn’t nearly over yet, and we trust that the arc of justice does bend and find fulfillment in Christ. (Photo: semelina, Creative Commons)

Here Comes Christmas!

Christmas Eve/Day, Year A
Yes, Christmas comes—ready or not. For an hour or two we share God’s inbreaking into our human condition, hopefully in ways that can be heard but also seen, felt, tasted, and born afresh in each beating heart. Blessings on your preaching and teaching! (Photo: Waiting for the Word)

Enter Here

Narrative Lectionary Reflection for December 28, 2014 (Year One)
One of the wonderful aspects of the Narrative Lectionary is that we are afforded the opportunity to enter into the Christmas story one more time. And we’ll hear it without any of the pressures and expectations that so often accompany the faithful and seekers alike on Christmas Eve. How will you make the most of this opportunity? (Photo: Waiting for the Word, Creative Commons License)

Audacious Announcements and Pregnant Possibilities

Narrative Lectionary Reflection for the Fourth Sunday of Advent, Year 3, December 18, 2016
The lesson for this Sunday is pregnant with possibility for helping congregations understand the call to be faithful stewards of the good news and to bear Christ to the World following Mary’s faithful example. (Photo: Mary-Constance, Creative Commons)

The Rest of your Story

Lectionary Reflection for the Fourth Sunday of Advent, Year A, December 18, 2016
There’s a little bit of Joseph in all of us. We are ordinary saints and sinners, trying to do the best we can with what we have. And then God shows up, and our stories are rewritten. (Photo: gacabo, Creative Commons)

Fulfilled and Fulfilling

Narrative Lectionary Reflection, Third Sunday of Advent, Year 3
This is really good news! God was up to something with the restoration of the people from captivity, God was up to something through the incarnation of Jesus to set all humankind free, and God is still up to something by anointing us to continue to proclaim this good news today.

On God’s Hopeful Highway

Third Sunday of Advent, Year A, December 11, 2016
What sort of highway do you want to travel each and every day? Do you want to experience life or hurtle through it? Do you desire to chart your course on God’s hopeful highway, among God’s people? (Photo:

An Advent Welcome

Second Sunday of Advent, Year A, December 4, 2016
Life is too short and the gospel too important to let an annual season like Advent get the short shrift or be transformed into a mere prelude to presents. Fling wide the doors of your heart, home, and church to welcome the stranger–and Jesus. (Photo: Simran, Creative Commons)