When preparing for worship, these are my favorite tools:
Textweek is a wonderful gateway to historic and contemporary research on the web.
- Comments is a resource written by Chris Haslam which provides concise summaries of the texts.
- Resources: Based on the RCL are thoughtful prayers written by Bruce Prewer from Australia. Prewer's liturgies have been inspiring to me, and I use them often.
- Homily Grits is written by Grant Gallup, a Michigander serving a church in Nicaragua. His Lectionary commentaries are remarkably fresh.
Sermons and Sermon -
Lectionary Resources: A complete cycle of sermons and liturgies
based on the Revised Common Lectionary by Rev. Richard Fairchild, and
annotated links to daily prayer, liturgical calendars, drama and
illustrations, journals, and the world's best free RCL resources.
Admittedly my own theological background does wander into my writing. Perhaps it's important to confess that I'm a pastor in the United Church of Christ serving as Co-Pastor of Evangelical UCC, a suburban parish in St. Louis, Missouri. I cherish this local setting which is committed to creating an inclusive community.