Hope in Us, Advent 2019

Jesus is quite clear that we need to be ready, and that it is our work to be ready.  What kind of ready is Jesus asking for? I worked most closely with Matt 24.36-44.  The lessons can be found here (link). Listen:  

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Peace with Justice, Reign of Christ 2019

The criminal who acknowledged that they, unlike Jesus, were justly convicted immediately drew my attention.  It seemed like such a rich way to enter the crucifixion without the weighty liturgical context of Holy Week. The lessons can be found here (link).  I worked most closely with Luke 23:33-43. Listen:  

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Patience in God’s Love, November 2019

Sermons are back!  I’m at a new church and there’s really nothing like starting at a beautiful place with Jesus talking about the destruction of beautiful places of worship.  I think I found some good news in the midst of it, though. The readings can be found here (link).  I worked most closely with Luke […]

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Rancher and Isaiah, August 2019

I was back in the pulpit today!  New Church, so no more Morsels & Stories. I preached on ranching and why we come to church. You can find all the lessons here (link). Listen:

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Jesus our Mother Hen, Lent 2 2019

Morsels & Stories: I read Dorcas’s story from Grit and Grace. Sermon: Jesus sets up a parallel between a fox and a mother hen, Herod and himself. The lessons can be found by clicking here [link]. I worked most closely with Luke 13:31-35.

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Immigrant, Lent 1 2019

Morsels & Stories: We had a brief conversation about what Lenten Disciplines people have adopted. Sermon: Paul lays out what it takes to be a Christian. And I ponder what it means to belong to our community given our tradition is rooted in immigration. The lessons can be found by clicking here [link]. I worked […]

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Stories on the Way Home

Morsels & Stories: I propose a lenten discipline of reading theology, along with some book suggestions that don’t require a theology degree to read, understand, or learn from. Sermon: Jesus goes up a mountain to pray. What a story Peter, James, and John didn’t tell. The lessons for today can be found here [link]. I […]

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Measuring Flour and Grace, February 2019

Morsels & Stories: I read the Ark of the Covenant’s story from  The Spy at Jacob’s Ladder. Sermon: Making pies and changing the world. The lessons for today can be found by clicking here (link). I worked most closely with Luke 6:27-38.

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Fishers, February 2019

Morsels & Stories: I talked about fiction and the theology I’ve found and loved there. Sermon: I preach on making fishers, of fish and people. The lessons can be found by clicking here (link). I worked most closely with Luke 5:1-11.

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Gifts, January 2019

Morsels & Stories: We talked about Church Wardens. Sermon: Paul lists gifts and Jesus turns water into wine, and all of that offers us challenge and promise as we prepare for our Annual Meeting. The lessons can be found by clicking here (link). I worked most closely with 1 Cor 12:1-11 and John 2:1-11 Listen:

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