Works Cited Today:

That great lobster image comes from Paul Sparks, Tim Soerens, and Dwight J Friesen, The New Parish: How Neighborhood Churches are Transforming Mission, Discipleship, and Community, (Downers Grove: InterVarsity Press, 2014), pp. 117-118.

Rev. Nadia Bolz-Weber’s remarks on the apocalypse come from Nadia Bolz-Weber, “We’re in the Midst of an apocalypse. And that’s a good thing,” The Washington Post, March 14, 2018,

Story of Thomas Dorsey writing “Precious Lord, Take My Hand,” comes from Nancy Lynne Westfield, “Pastoral Perspective: Proper 28” in Feasting on the Word Year C, Volume 4, Ed. David L. Bartlett and Barbara Brown Taylor, pp. 308-312.

Also Consulted:

Debie Thomas, “By Your Endurance,” Journey with Jesus, Nov. 10, 2019,

Emerson Powery, “Commentary on Luke 21:5-19,” Preach This Week,