I love this passage from John. I think it’s one of the first passages I memorized (even if only roughly). For years I dreaded preaching it at Christmas, but I’ve come to love hearing it’s majesty next to the imagery of a baby in a manger. For this is God. I worked with John 1.1-18
In this morning’s Gospel we jump 12 years from, checks notes, yesterday. I love Jesus’s knowledge that this is where he belongs, in his father’s house. I love the love (and frustration) Mary and Joseph feel. I worked with Luke 2.41-52.
Christmas is always a little hard to preach. We all know this story. I get the privilege of having people who don’t always go to Church, or do but not my Church, hear what I say. So, no pressure. This year, O Little Town of Bethlehem captivated me. When I preach with a song in […]
Morsels & Stories: I read Jan Brett’s The Wild Christmas Reindeer Sermon: Happy Anniversary! I mean, y’all came to celebrate the 200th anniversary of Silent Night. No? I worked most closely with Silent Night and Luke 2:1-14, which you can find here (link). Listen:
A Blue Christmas, or longest night, service is a time and place for those for whom the holidays are lonely, sad, and hard. St Peter’s offers this with the knowledge that the holiday season can be incredibly painful and the faith that God is with us in those blue moments. Here is the sermon […]