Dream On!

* A sermon preached for the finals of the James Kenneth Echols Prize for Excellence in Preaching at the Lutheran School of Theology at Chicago on April 28, 2016 * ** You may also want to watch and hear this sermon preached. Here is that video. And here is the audio if you prefer to just listen. ** Text: Revelation 21:10, 22-22:5 … Continue reading Dream On!

What’s In A Name?

* a sermon preached in class at the Lutheran School of Theology at Chicago on April 26, 2016 * Since sermons are primarily intended to be heard, you can listen along here. Text: Acts 4:5-12 *************** Please pray with me this afternoon: ……… …in the name of Jesus, Amen. *************** Sometimes the task of preaching on the texts for … Continue reading What’s In A Name?

Power Trip

* a sermon preached in Chapel at the Lutheran School of Theology at Chicago on October 22, 2015 * Since sermons are primarily intended to be heard, you can listen along here. Text: Mark 10:35-45 *************** I feel it. It never fails. Every time. As the excitement starts to build, I become wrapped up in it. It’s all so…attractive. The … Continue reading Power Trip

Hard Truths

* a sermon preached at my home congregation Calvary Lutheran Church on August 23, 2015 * ** you may also want to watch and hear this sermon preached. Here is that video. And here is the audio if you prefer to just listen. ** Text: John 6:56-69 *************** Please pray with me: Holy One, Speak truth to us today. Even … Continue reading Hard Truths

Wholly Holy

* a sermon preached at Luther Memorial Church of Chicago on August 9, 2015 * Since sermons are primarily intended to be heard, you can listen along here. Text: Hebrews 2:10-18 *************** Please pray with me: Make us holy, as you are holy, God. Make us whole. Make us complete, in you. Amen. *************** Church, I have a … Continue reading Wholly Holy