If you’re a lectionary preacher with access to the Internet, you have probably clicked on textweek.com. The Web site includes extensive links to biblical commentaries and articles on church history, conveniently organized around the upcoming Sunday’s lectionary readings. It also includes suggestions about relevant art, liturgical aids, children’s sermons and movies.
The site attracts up to 1.5 million page views every month—and “that’s a slow month,” says Textweek founder and Webmaster Jenee Woodard. “Around Advent or Lent, we’ll get 2.5 to 3 million hits.” Many of the people tapping into Textweek serve rural churches or live in the mission field, far from theological libraries. Woodard has taken the place of the church’s bishops and theologians: she’s equipping preachers and church leaders for ministry.
Fans of textweek.com will appreciate the Christian Century magazine's Living by the Word, a column based on the Revised Common Lectionary. Subscribers can also browse 15 years of online archives, sorted by lectionary week.
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