Revised Common Lectionary
The Episcopal Church has authorized trial use of the Revised Common Lectionary (RCL), and I anticipate that we'll go over to it fully following the next General Convention in 2006. I've been blogging on the lectionary in the back of the Episcopal Church's Book of Common Prayer, mostly because the parish where I've worked up until now isn't using the RCL (I suggested that we consider it, but that didn't fly with the rectors we had up until April). But now I suppose I could blog on either lectionary, or (if time allows) on both, and while there's a lot of overlap between the two, the readings do diverge on some Sundays. What do you think?
Would you love it if I blogged on the RCL?
Would you hate it if I stopped blogging on readings that appear only in the Episcopal Church lectionary?
more lead time, and complete sermon texts
I try to post reflections as early in the week as possible, though the responsibilities of my current position (the one that may be eliminated) sometimes force me to post on Tuesday or Wednesday. When I'm preaching, my post to the lectionary blog usually serves as a first draft for my sermon, which undergoes a number of revisions before I preach.
Would more lead time be useful to y'all? I'm wondering whether it might be helpful if I could post a reflection -- that first draft toward a finished sermon -- two weeks before the texts are used, and then a complete sermon text -- something that's undergone more drafts, and is precisely what I'd preach -- a week before those lectionary texts are used.
I get a lot of requests for children's homilies. You can see the ones I've posted before here. As of this writing (April 23, 2005), there's only one homily there. It's a children's homily on the "Parable of the Unjust Steward" in Luke 16:1-13. I delivered it in the children's chapel service at the day school associated with the parish where I now work as part of an audition for my job. It's the only children's homily posted because the job as I ended up taking it didn't include any children's homilies among my duties. I think I'd really enjoy writing them, though, so if there's any demand for it, and if I can free up enough time (yep, that's is a shameless plug for folks to support this site so I can do just that) to do write them every week, that's a feature I'd love to add.
So, is this something that any of you would find useful? Chime in by commenting on this post to vote for or against adding children's homilies, or to suggest another feature you'd like to see added.
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