* a sermon preached at New Hope Lutheran Church on September 10, 2017 * Since sermons are primarily intended to be heard, you can listen along here. Texts for the 14th Sunday after Pentecost: Ezekiel 33:7-11 + Psalm 119:33-40 + Romans 13:8-14 + Matthew 18:15-20 *************** Please pray with me this morning, church: Holy One, These days … Continue reading Conflict Resolution
"3 Do you not know that all of us who have been baptized into Christ Jesus were baptized into his death? 4 Therefore we have been buried with him by baptism into death, so that, just as Christ was raised from the dead by the glory of the Father, so we too might walk in newness of … Continue reading How Much More…?
* a sermon preached at Luther Memorial Church of Chicago on December 28, 2015 * Text: John 1:1-14 *************** Please pray with me, as we ponder what it means that God’s Word became flesh: Incarnate God, In this time of rejoicing and hope and great joy, Help us to be joyful and to hold joy for others, Especially … Continue reading Holding On To Joy
* a sermon preached at Chapel at the Lutheran Center on July 23, 2014 * Texts: Isaiah 44:6-8 + Matthew 13:24-30, 36-43 Sisters and brothers, grace, mercy, and peace be with you from God the source of all life and Jesus the Christ. Amen. Welp…I guess that’s in then, huh? I guess Jesus has … Continue reading God’s More Agrarian Than That
Sermon - 26th Sunday after Pentecost preached at St. Luke's Lutheran Church of Logan Square on November 17, 2013 Texts: Isaiah 65:17-25 + Psalm 98 + 2 Thessalonians 3:6-13 + Luke 21:5-19 In their seminal 1987 classic, Michael Stipe and his band R.E.M. proclaimed in song what many of us were feeling in the late ‘80’s. “It’s the end of the world … Continue reading Zombies and Aliens …or Rising Out of the Rubble