Easter 2021

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

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Good Friday 2021

A seminary classmate did an exegesis on “Jesus remember me when you come into your kingdom” and said that every time she heard that lesson she heard the Taize melody. And now I do too. When and where are Jesus’s Kingdom? The lessons for today can be found here.

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Maundy Thursday 2021

I love Maundy Thursday. I love the chance to eat together, to express the care and love we have for one another through the oddity of the washing of feet. I am mourning all of those things today. But I have also seen signs of God’s great love in my church family and those are […]

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God on our Road, Palm Sunday 2021

Jesus is not usually a huge fan of crowds–or so Scripture makes it seem. He hangs out with the scholars in the temple rather than journey home, he often retreats from the crowds to pray or plans travel to evade a gathering crowds–until today. Today Jesus heads straight for crowded Jerusalem. The readings can be […]

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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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Signs of Covenant, Lent 2021

I love the stories of God making a covenant with people. Because why would God? Except for love. This covenant with Noah is the first and it comes with a this repeating sign of the covenant: a rainbow. I worked most closely with Genesis 9.8-17

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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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