Sadie, the Prayer Dog
Commenting on Luke 13:1-9, Alyce McKenzie encourages us to heed the parable’s urgent call to repentance - and not miss out on joy!
A sermon starter and commentary by Marvin McMickle on 2 Corinthians 5:20b–6:10, for Ash Wednesday in the African American Lectionary.
Season of Lent
A sermon starter and commentary by Luke Powery on 2 Corinthians 12:7-10 for the season of Lent in the African American Lectionary.
Nicodemus in the Shadows
Peter Wallace's reflection on Jesus’ ministry and death, based on texts from the gospel of John, is written from the perspective of Nicodemus who questions what it would be worth risking to stand with Jesus.
Lent, A Necessary Time of Preparation
This resource provides an introduction to Lent and offers a comprehensive guide to Lenten planning. It provides suggestions for selecting passages, ideas for a sermon series, questions to consider, and sample elements of worship.
This Maundy Thursday or Good Friday service is patterned after tenebrae, a service of shadows or darkness. The theme is the disciple Peter's reflections on his "unimaginable words" denying Christ and his beginning to heal afterwards.
Reading Julian on Good Friday
Drawing from the writings of Julian of Norwich, this Good Friday article by Jason Lief presents the sufferings of Christ on the cross as a symbol of finding new life in foolishness rather than honor.
Contemporary Service for Ash Wednesday
This outline of an Ash Wednesday service provides video, prayer, and song suggestions.
Christ the King
Alyce McKenzie’s commentary on Luke 23:33-43 demonstrates that the crucifixion is the climax of the Gospel of Luke’s message about the identity of Jesus. Jesus being the king who forgives and welcomes all.
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Why Ash Wednesday?
Ash Wednesday became the day that marked the beginning of the Lenten renewal. Laura Smit explores the use of ash on Ash Wednesday and the implications for believers.
Advent in the Marketplace
Cameron Lee talks about the shopping culture during the Advent season. "If we celebrate Black Friday and Cyber Monday, but not Advent, what does that say about us?" He encourages us to seek the coming of...
Snap Decisions Are the Best Kind
In this reflection, Alyce McKenzie situates the call of the disciples in the context of each gospel. In each case the disciples make immediate decisions to follow Jesus in their beginning of discipleship (Matthew 4:18-22).
Hymn: Light Of The World Is Jesus
This is an arrangement of the Philip Bliss gospel song, arranged as a short choral introit for Lent or as a hymn of illumination for Scripture.
Walking in the Light
Alyce McKenzie demonstrates the way the Gospel of John shines light on the person of Jesus, revealing the Light of the World to be a source of both judgment and salvation.
When did the Good News become Bad News?
This article wrestles with how to present the gospel and how it might most truly reflect God's character. The trinity is a healthy corrective to the limiting view that Christ's death is about substitution alone.
Gospel Topo Luke
A looped video of an animated "The Gospel of Luke" title against a peach and green color line background.