Epiphany 2020

I love the story of the Magi.  Not only are they objectively awesome, these star chasing Persians who came to worship Jesus, but so many of our assumptions about them aren’t part of Scripture.  You can read what Scripture says about them here (Matthew 2.1-12). Here’s what I said: 

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Abide with Us, Christmas Eve 2019

Christmas is always a little hard to preach.  We all know this story.  I get the privilege of having people who don’t always go to Church, or do but not my Church, hear what I say.  So, no pressure.  This year, O Little Town of Bethlehem captivated me.  When I preach with a song in […]

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Peace with Justice, Reign of Christ 2019

The criminal who acknowledged that they, unlike Jesus, were justly convicted immediately drew my attention.  It seemed like such a rich way to enter the crucifixion without the weighty liturgical context of Holy Week. The lessons can be found here (link).  I worked most closely with Luke 23:33-43. Listen:  

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Jesus our Mother Hen, Lent 2 2019

Morsels & Stories: I read Dorcas’s story from Grit and Grace. Sermon: Jesus sets up a parallel between a fox and a mother hen, Herod and himself. The lessons can be found by clicking here [link]. I worked most closely with Luke 13:31-35.

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Stories on the Way Home

Morsels & Stories: I propose a lenten discipline of reading theology, along with some book suggestions that don’t require a theology degree to read, understand, or learn from. Sermon: Jesus goes up a mountain to pray. What a story Peter, James, and John didn’t tell. The lessons for today can be found here [link]. I […]

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Measuring Flour and Grace, February 2019

Morsels & Stories: I read the Ark of the Covenant’s story from  The Spy at Jacob’s Ladder. Sermon: Making pies and changing the world. The lessons for today can be found by clicking here (link). I worked most closely with Luke 6:27-38.

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Fishers, February 2019

Morsels & Stories: I talked about fiction and the theology I’ve found and loved there. Sermon: I preach on making fishers, of fish and people. The lessons can be found by clicking here (link). I worked most closely with Luke 5:1-11.

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Gifts, January 2019

Morsels & Stories: We talked about Church Wardens. Sermon: Paul lists gifts and Jesus turns water into wine, and all of that offers us challenge and promise as we prepare for our Annual Meeting. The lessons can be found by clicking here (link). I worked most closely with 1 Cor 12:1-11 and John 2:1-11 Listen:

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Vulnerability, November 2018

Morsels & Stories:  I talked about stewardship and economics. Sermon: “How long will you make a drunken spectacle of yourself?”  An impolite question and the Church in the 21st century. The lessons can be found by clicking here (link). I worked most closely with 1 Samuel 1:4-20. Listen:

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“Unbind Him”, All Saints 2018

Morsels & Stories: I read the “Ragman” from the book Ragman: and other cries of faith by Walter Wangerin Jr. Sermon:  Jesus talks to Mary (and Martha before her) and then gives them a job. The lessons can be found by clicking here (link). I worked most closely with John 11:32-44. Listen: 

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