Shhhh. It’s okay. I’m here. (Sermon)

This is an adapted form of the sermon I preached this morning, the Second Sunday in Lent. The gospel reading was Luke 13:31-35. I began the sermon with a doll. I held it up to my shoulder, gently patting its back and saying "shhh." I then said, "There you go. Good night," and put it … Continue reading Shhhh. It’s okay. I’m here. (Sermon)

Get you up to a high mountain!

This is an adapted form of the sermon I preached today, the Second Sunday of Advent. The text I preached on was Isaiah 40:1-11. Get you up to a high mountain, O Jerusalem, herald of good tidings, and tell all the cities: “Here is your God.” Reminds me of a Christmas song, “Go Tell It … Continue reading Get you up to a high mountain!

United, Following the Way

This is an adapted form of the sermon I preached this morning, the Fifth Sunday of Easter. The gospel text was John 14:1-14.  I was curious. I just wanted to learn about the United Way. Find out what they did. That’s all I wanted. But here’s what happened. It started with troubles. I got a … Continue reading United, Following the Way

A Funny Thing Happened on the Way to Emmaus

This is an adapted version of the sermon I preached this morning, the Third Sunday of Easter. The gospel reading was Luke 24:13-35. In last week's sermon, I invited people to write down their fears on index cards, and get them to me. Many people did, and I incorporated some of them into today's sermon.  … Continue reading A Funny Thing Happened on the Way to Emmaus