Holding On To Joy

* 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

Gift-Giving

* a sermon given at Luther Memorial Church of Chicago on December 24, 2015 * Text: Luke 1:1-20 *************** Merry Christmas, y’all! Please pray with me, as we ponder this mysterious gift we’ve been given: Holy God, you’ve given us a tremendous gift, you’ve given us yourself. As the Light shatters the darkness, break into our lives once again. Amen. … Continue reading Gift-Giving

Trust Issues

* a sermon preached at Luther Memorial Church of Chicago on September 28, 2014 * Text: Exodus 14:10-14, 21-29   How many of you were camp counselors ever? Summers full of playtime. Maybe some God time, bible study, and prayer in there. Watersports. Arts and crafts. Camp food. Ropes courses. And who remembers the Trust Fall? Placing … Continue reading Trust Issues