Lectionary Lab Live

The First Sunday in Lent, Year A (March 1, 2020)

For the First Sunday in Lent, John and Delmer are talking trials and temptations -- those of Christ and Christ's followers. Special musical guest is Brad Paisley performing the gospel classic, Farther Along

Transfiguration Sunday, Year A (February 23, 2020)

For this Sunday of the Transfiguration, the Bubbas are talking texts and shooting the homiletical breeze, whilst Gioachino Rossini provides musical accompaniment via his "March of the Swiss Soldiers" from the Overture to the opera, William Tell. Bonus points to the first listener who makes the connection between the texts for the day and that piece of music!

The Sixth Sunday after the Epiphany, Year A (February 16, 2020)

For the Sixth Sunday after the Epiphany, Delmer is back and the Bubbas are talking 'bout eyes and hands and killing and adultery and stuff -- hold on for the ride! Special musical guest is Florent Boffard performing Arnold Schoenberg's Suite für Klavier, Opus 25

The Fifth Sunday after the Epiphany, Year A (February 9, 2020)

A tad late and a Bubba short, but here are some ruminations on the texts for this Fifth Sunday after the Epiphany. Special musical guests are Selah performing Wonderful, Merciful Savior. Beautiful!

The Fourth Sunday after the Epiphany, Year A (February 2, 2020)

For the Fourth Sunday after the Epiphany (which doubles as the Presentation of the Lord for some folks), Delmer and John touch on the texts for both observations and throw about various homiletical ideas. Take what you like, leave the rest! Special musical guest is Bobby McFerrin performing the now-classic, Don't Worry, Be Happy.

The Third Sunday after the Epiphany, Year A (January 26, 2020)

For the Third Sunday after the Epiphany, the Bubbas are tackling Peter, Andrew, James, John, Zebulon, and Naphtali -- well, not literally tackling them, but you know! Special musical guests are The New Scottish Hymns Band performing Let Your Light Shine in the Darkness.

The Second Sunday after the Epiphany, Year A (January 19, 2020)

For the Second Sunday after the Epiphany, Delmer and John are holding forth on John the Evangelist's take on John the Baptist's ministry -- if you're keeping count, that's First, Second, and Third John on our show for today! Special musical guests are the 7 PM Sunday Choir of St. Frances DeSales Parish, Ontario, Canada performing Here I Am, Lord.

The Baptism of the Lord, Year A (January 12, 2020)

As the Bubbas ring in the New Year, it is time to consider call, commitment, and obedience to God's leading as we focus on The Baptism of the Lord. We invite a repeat performance from one of our favorite groups, The Oak Ridge Boys, performing The Baptism of Jesse Taylor

The Fourth Sunday of Advent, Year A (December 22, 2019)

For the "preaching season" that runs from The Fourth Sunday of Advent through Christmas and the Epiphany, John and Delmer offer an overview of the themes for proclamation during this time. Closing out the year is a haunting melody that reminds us of the darker side of the Christmas story, Herod's action against innocent children and the flight into Egypt of the Holy Family: Who Will Save the Children? composed by Joel Emerson from the musical, Mary and Joseph. Performed by the Children's Choir of Brook Hollow Baptist Church in Nashville, Tennessee.

The Third Sunday of Advent, Year A (December 15, 2019)

For the Third Sunday in Advent, the Bubbas are putting their heads together for texts and such getting ready to preach. Special musical guest is Joseph Nagy performing Libestraum by Franz Liszt.