Category: Sermons

This is a strange Easter. On any normal Easter Sunday, we would be packed together in our church buildings. We would hug and shake hands and pass the peace. We would shout, “He is risen!” in chorus. The scent of flowers in the chancel would fill our noses. The…
Sunday sermon preview: This is not the Sunday that these women were expecting. This is not the Sunday that they want. This is just the Sunday that they have. Facebook Twitter Buffer…
We have spent the spring—from the Sunday after Christmas Day until today—reading the gospel according to Mark. And you might remember that a few weeks ago, we fast-forwarded a little. We jumped from Jesus on his way to Jerusalem, telling the disciples about what was going to happen… to…
Sunday sermon preview: For a moment, the people saw hope in the midst of their despair, and chose the world-as-God-intended-it-to-be over the world-as-it-was. Facebook Twitter Buffer…
Back when I used to travel a lot for work, there was always this question: fly… or drive? Sometimes, that was an easy decision. If I had to go to Chicago, I drove; if I had to go to Houston, I flew. But… there were these trips that were…
Sunday sermon preview: The path to the kingdom of God is not the nice smooth evolution of the world that we know. It is a revolution. And revolutions are… messy. Facebook Twitter Buffer…
Just in case you haven’t noticed, we are in the midst of a pandemic. And the thing about a pandemic—just like any other disaster or emergency—is that it peels back the layers of society and shows us what lies underneath. And one of the things that lies underneath—one of…
Sunday sermon preview: People are loving each other. And, maybe a little bit, we’re thinking about how we can love each other. Better. All the time. Facebook Twitter Buffer…
Last week, we heard Jesus tell the disciples what was going to happen… again. He told them how they were on their way to Jerusalem, the capital of their dispossessed people and their occupied land. He told them that he would be handed over to the Jewish authorities, who…
Sunday sermon preview: Life is a series of compromises between the world-God-is-calling-us-to and the world-as-it-is. Facebook Twitter Buffer…

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