A few years ago I podcasted my sermons regularly, and enjoyed hearing feedback from those who listened. Then the podcasting service I was using shut down, and I started publishing my manuscript instead. Lately I’ve been listening to more podcasts, … Continue reading Now on iTunes: A new sermon podcast.
Growing up I wanted one thing perhaps more than all others. I wished for it, hoped for it, prayed for it, and it never came. When I got to college I would occasionally catch glimpses of it, but it wouldn’t … Continue reading Leaving Pharaoh Behind When You Don’t Have a GPS: Sermon for March 19, 2017
There are some things that define the differences between generations. There are young adults who have never known a world without the internet, for instance, and others for whom this is still a pretty recent phenomenon. Or, there are those … Continue reading Born Again. And again. And again.: Sermon for March 12, 2017
Wednesday night some of us gathered here in the sanctuary for Ash Wednesday worship. I joked then about the overflow crowd. You know, there are three packed services in every church year: Christmas, Easter, and Ash Wednesday. That’s not true, … Continue reading Lenten Stories: Sermon for March 5, 2017
My favorite books of all time are the Harry Potter books. I was an adult when they came out, and at first the idea of reading books that were written for children held no appeal. But over time everyone kept … Continue reading Gradual Transfigurations: Sermon for February 26, 2017
When I was in graduate school I had a position as a teaching assistant for a class of seminarians. My job was to lead a discussion section of the class, and to help the students to understand their papers and … Continue reading Being Perfect: Sermon for February 19, 2017
It’s good to be back in the pulpit this morning after being sidelined for the last couple of weeks. I’m grateful to Heidi Heath and Alex Simpson for stepping in to preach while I recovered from my concussion. I’m particularly … Continue reading Jesus’ Hardest Words: Sermon for February 12, 2017