Beach Theology RCL Blog Archives

Rachael Keefe began “Write Out of Left Field” in Jan. ’12, and retired from writing free weekly RCL posts in 2022. That means this free sermon starter resource has more than ten years of ministry here with over 500 RCL-based reflections, sermon starters, poems and more, published during the span of this faithful ministry of sharing. You are welcome to browse through, search, use, and share with attribution.



Sermon Starter, Musings

Everyone Who Thirsts: A Sermon on Inclusion for Lent 3C on Isaiah 55:1-9

What happened to God so loves the entirety of the cosmos (John 3:16) and all are equal before God (e.g. Genesis 1:27, Galatians 3:28)?


Decolonizing Christianity: A Sermon for Lent 2C on Genesis 15:1-12, 17-18

God is never on the side of the conquerors. Everything Jesus taught indicates that God is on the side of the marginalized, the oppressed, the outcast, the ones being invaded.


Temptations: A Prayer of Confession for Lent 1C Luke 4:1-13

Awaken us to your presence in this world, especially in the fearful and chaotic places. War is not yours. Hate does not come from you. Division is not what you desire for us.

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Shifting Perspective: A Sermon for Transfiguration Sunday 2022 on Luke 9:28-43a

What if witnessing or experiencing some sort of Transfiguration is what allows us to do the work of bringing Divine Love into the world?

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The Challenge of Love: A Sermon on Luke 6:27-38 for Epiphany 7C

How do we as followers of Jesus reclaim this command to love our enemies and treat others as we wish to be treated?

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Blessings and Woes: A Sermon on Luke’s Beatitudes for Epiphany 6C

These words are too easily put in service to the Empire rather than the work of liberation.