Trees Planted by Streams of Water, Easter 2021

I usually don’t preach from the Psalms because while I love them, they are a little slippery. I love Psalm 1, especially the language about the righteous being like trees planted by streams of water. I worked most closely with Psalm 1.

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God is There, Easter 2021

I really love Peter and Cornelius’s story. It’s intricate–definitely too intricate for a lectionary reading–and so worth knowing. Knowing the whole story really helps give shape to how we follow Jesus’s command to love one another. I worked with Acts 10.44-48 and John 15.9-17. You can find the lectionary readings here and all of Acts […]

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Vines, Easter 2021

I do not always know how I fit into some of the Bible’s agricultural metaphors. I do not have a green thumb. But I feel into and in love with Jesus’s vine metaphor. I worked most closely with John 15.1-8.

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Our Good Shepherd, Easter 2021

The fourth Sunday in Easter is Good Shepherd Sunday. Every year we hear stories about our Good Shepherd. Which is beautiful and sometimes a tad exhausting for a preacher. Thank you to Sheepishly Me for some sheepish content that helped me with the exhausting angle.This year of pandemic, stress, deaths, and distancing, how badly do […]

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Renew April 2021

Every year I’m entranced and amused by the resurrected Jesus eating fish while his disciples watch. Here’s what I said this year: I worked with Luke 24.36a-48 and the prayer over the gifts.

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Easter 2021

Alleluia! Christ is Risen! I worked most closely with Mark 16.1-8.

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That we all may be one, Easter 2020

Jesus prays that his followers may be one as he and the Father are one. Which I’ve always heard with a mournful tone as the Church is so often not one. Right now, as Churches are open so differently and we are learning new answers to the question of how we are a community, this […]

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Love and Command, Easter 6 2020

Jesus offers his disciples the comfort of “If you love me, you will keep my commandments.”  Which, as a person who sometimes struggles with following Jesus, doesn’t always sound comforting.  How do we hear that in ways that help us navigate our world today? I worked most closely with John 14.15-21.  You can find the […]

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God our Rock, Easter 5 2020

I drew heavily on the themes of God as a rock, safe place, and refuge that can be seen in the Psalm and reading from 1 Peter.  The readings can be found here (link). Listen:

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Green Pastures and Still Waters, May 2020

I love the 23rd Psalm.  I think most of us do.  I spent a lot of time thinking about the Psalm and Jesus’s promise that he offers abundant life. I worked most closely with Psalm 23 (link). Listen:

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