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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Come Down Lord, Advent 2020

I love Advent. It is a season that invites us to hope that God is not only still active in our world but will again join us in our world when Jesus returns. The plea in Isaiah for God to act in a world that is unjust sits so poignantly in the middle of the […]

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Hope in Us, Advent 2019

Jesus is quite clear that we need to be ready, and that it is our work to be ready.  What kind of ready is Jesus asking for? I worked most closely with Matt 24.36-44.  The lessons can be found here (link). Listen:  

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Out of the Dust, October 2018

Morsels & Stories: I introduced our next prayer station and talked about the history behind labyrinths. Sermon:  The consolation and hope of Psalm 22. The lessons can be found by clicking here (link).  I worked most closely with Psalm 22. Listen: 

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Death that leads to life, Sept 2018

Morsels & Stories: This morning we read from Proverbs 31, which is traditionally sung by Jewish husbands to their wives as praise.  As the Church is often talked about as the Bride of Christ, what similar song would Jesus sing to us? Sermon: Jesus talks about his death.  So we do too because that is […]

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Room for the Helpless, January 2018

Morsels & Stories:  I talked about Paul’s comment in “All thing are lawful, but not all things are beneficial.”  We discussed Paul, breastfeeding, and diet options. Sermon: Jesus greets Nathanael in an interesting way and why Nathanael has been giving me hope this week.   The lessons can be found by clicking here (link).  I […]

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Hope and Desperation, September 2016

Morsels & Stories: I talked about the theology we had sung earlier in the hymn “Alleluia! Sing to Jesus.”  Found in Common Praise as hymn 374, you can find the lyrics here at oremus.org.   Sermon: Jeremiah does a big and foolish thing, given his situation.  But should we have any other expectation from God’s prophet? […]

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Risen Relationship, Easter 2015

Alleluia! Christ is Risen!  The Lord is Risen indeed! Alleluia!   The lessons can be found by clicking here.   Listen: 

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Practicing

This week has been bad.  I don’t know the adjectives to describe how bad.  It started with tragedy for too many people as the rest of the nation watched with horror, prayed in sympathy, and helped in kindness.  But the week refused to stop there. Monday’s bombing at the finish line of the Boston Marathon […]

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