A reflection on Exodus 32:1-14, the Hebrew Bible lesson for Proper 23a, according to the Revised Common Lectionary. Their feet were still covered with the mud from the Red Sea’s floor. Their nights were still aglow with the brightness of the pillar of fire. Their hands were still covered with the callouses born from brick making. They had just tasted the sweetness of freedom, won by the hand of God Almighty. But, Moses and God […]
I’ve started using Piktochart, which is an infographic creator. It’s not free, but there is a MAJOR discount for nonprofits. I sent them our church tax id, and they gave us the steep discount. It takes a little getting used to, but it’s pretty quick to pick up once you get the hang of it. I like it mostly because I’m a visual thinker, and it REALLY helps me story-board my sermons. I’ve used it […]
I wrote a litany for Father’s Day a few years back. You can find it here.
So, I’m trying out Haiku Deck as a sermon story-board tool. We don’t use “PowerPoint” in church, but tools like this help me think through a narrative arc, and this one in particular helps me keep my sentences short, punchy, and (hopefully) more effective. And…I LOVE the pic of the dead fish! UPDATE: I’m liking Haiku Deck, and I think it has a lot of promise…but it’s kinda buggy right now. As much time as […]
The version of the Creation in Genesis chapter 1, as we know, shows a remarkably ordered world, with an unfolding plan of creation that springs forth from the words of our Creator God. There is a place for everything, and everything is in it’s place. The creation story in Genesis chapters 2 and 3 is a little different. God is still creator, but he’s hands-on, digging in the earth and collaborating with others in the […]
Prayers of the People Officiant In the hushed anticipation of your coming, O Lord, remind us that you are always with us, that like Joseph we might always be eager to fulfill your will, and be eager to pray: Intercessor O God, in days to come the mountain of your house will be established, and your joy shall reign. We pray for the church (especially…), that you might teach us your ways and […]
PRAYERS OF THE PEOPLE Officiant In the hushed anticipation of your coming, O Lord, shine upon us Your glorious Light, that we might be ready for your coming, and eager to pray: Intercessor O God, in days to come the mountain of your house will be established, and your joy shall reign. We pray for the church (especially…), that you might teach us your ways and that we might walk in your paths. Come […]
Some of you have emailed, messaged, and poked me…wondering where in the heck I went! Well, having finished blogging the three year cycle of the lectionary, this fall I’ve been resting on my previous work. I’ve also be struggling with health issues these past two months which has contributed to my delinquency. But, I think I’m about to turn a corner, and I’m energized to “get back in the saddle” this Advent and begin a […]