I write about once a month for The V3 Movement blog. This latest post explains why using a set liturgy for the Austin Mustard Seed weekly Sunday gathering has been so important for us.
With Lent approaching, we’re returning to the Lectionary. I cheated ahead a week to Transfiguration Sunday this past week because we won’t have liturgy on the real Transfiguration Sunday.
Before we got to the Transfiguration bit, I disagreed with the majority of believing USAmericans who think God helps Russell Wilson win football games…
Our house is gluten-free. I am not. When I’m out somewhere and eating something that wouldn’t find it’s way into our home, I make the most of it.
Let’s talk bagels, for example. Here’s how you should eat them:
- The bagel should be sliced and toasted. This isn’t a donut. It needs some crunch, some crisp, and a doubling of the eating time and pleasure.
A first for Sermonsmith as I grappled with two guests at once. Didn’t so much feeling like grappling though — they were a pleasure to chat with.
Enjoyed preaching this series so very much. Unfortunately, this recording didn’t capture the highlight of it, which was hearing people from our church community describe the ways they were exploring how to practice Sabbath in their life.
I don’t know that there are any Sundays where I don’t find joy in preaching, but there’s been an extra serving in these as we’ve considered Sabbath as a practice for those in Austin Mustard Seed.
Lots of fun to have my friend Dustin Bagby as a guest on Sermonsmith. Thankfully for everyone, other than me, he declared beforehand that we couldn’t talk about how lousy the Bears are.