Schools in Snow Belt are ending the year this week. That means that church attendance takes a noticeable dip, as families spend weekends in their summer homes "up north". Although my administrative schedule doesn't really slow down in summer, with the big, labor-intensive activities that happen then, worship does take on a different feel. I feel more like preaching obscure texts, or spending more time in the Old Testament, or trying different things.
This Sunday's Old Testament saga might end up some day on a list of "Stories that Tick Me Off." Honestly, Elijah's got some nerve asking a poor widow with a sick son to give him her last morsel of food. I've half a mind to start with all the details of this text that really bother me, and see where that takes me.
Maybe this is the start of a sermon series for me: God's Audacity.
What are you preaching this week?