We want to see Jesus, Lent 2021

“We wish to see Jesus” immediately caught my imagination. Because yes, I do…. And because Jesus gives this theologically rich answer to a simple question. The lessons can be found by clicking here.

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Ash Wednesday 2021

It is weird approaching Lent again when Lent was the last time life seemed to make sense. If you want to join me in check COVID Standard Time, please do. Although I preached mostly on the season, there are a few references to the readings for Ash Wednesday.

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Ministering, February 2021

I fell in love with the healing of Simon’s mother-in-law when I looked into the Greek text of this story. I don’t like to preach about the original language of the text, but there are times when the passage isn’t understandable without it. (In my head, she is part of the story of the first […]

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A Curious God, January 2021

A question I often hear is why does it matter that we pray or worship? It doesn’t change who God is. I think our lessons today provide part of the answer to that: God is curious about us. I worked with Deuteronomy 18.15-20 and Mark 1.21-28 (link).

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Jonah, January 2021

We only get this short passage from the book of Jonah, which asks, among other things, what the faithful response to a nonsensical world is. Our reading was from the first part of Jonah 3, but I worked with the whole book.

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Beneficial, January 2021

Today we hear a strand of Paul’s theology that has been on my mind for 10 months. I worked most closely with 1 Corinthians 6.12-20.

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Indelible, Baptism of Jesus 2021

I love Baptism. I love the Baptismal Covenant. I have also come to love this little group of believers Paul encounters in our Acts reading. I think they have some wisdom for us in this long time without sacraments. I worked most closely with Acts 19. 1-7.

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Christmas 2020

Merry Christmas! This sermon is for all of us who are wondering how to connect with the Nativity this pandemic Christmas. Jesus was born into a world quite like this.

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Hope And Revolution, Advent 2020

I didn’t love the Magnificat, Mary’s Song, until seminary. But ever since then I’ve only fallen further and further in love with the depth of Mary’s vision and hope. Aside from being deeply revolutionary and hopeful, it’s also deeply faithful. And, I think, offers us a faithful perspective to consider as we begin to rebuild […]

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Gather us as Lambs, Lord Advent 2020

This passage is, for me, so deeply tied to Advent. This year, Isaiah is deepening as I read it in the middle of a pandemic. I worked most closely with Isaiah 40.1-11.

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