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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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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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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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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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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God’s Freedom

Sabbath is not something I’m necessarily good at. I remembering finding one of my schedules from High School and … I’ve never been good at Sabbath. Sabbath is rest, but not collapsing at the end of a day, or a shift. It’s having a world where you can be free to be with God. Which […]

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God and Rules

I preached my way into the realization that one of my bedrock beliefs is that God honours our struggle. And I don’t know if I remembered to say that during this sermon, but I wanted to talk about some of the struggles we tend to forget existed in the times Scripture tells us about. You […]

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God is Bigger, June 2020

This texts invite us to ponder the magnificant transcendance of God–which is an “I went to seminary” sort of way of saying that God is better and bigger and so different than we are. What does that mean for us? What kind of faith journey does that result in for us? Here’s the sermon that […]

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