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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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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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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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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