Sermon: Be Thou My Vision

Why did Jesus have to ascend, anyway? Wouldn’t it be delightful if he were still walking with us on the road to Emmaus, and eating breakfast with us on the shores of the Sea of Galilee, and comforting us in our moments of doubt by reaching wounded hands out to us? Wouldn’t that be…better?

Sermon: Homecoming Light

Grace and peace to you in the name of our risen Lord and Savior, Jesus Christ.  Amen. [For my children’s sermon, I was going to point out the eternal light burning in the sanctuary, and talk about how the light symbolizes Christ’s presence in the sanctuary.  But no kids came up!  So the adults got […]

Sermon: Have no fear, little flock

Easter 4C sermon 2016 Good Shepherd Sunday John 10:22-30 When I was thirteen years old and about to get confirmed, I called a special meeting with my pastor. “I don’t know if I can do it,” I said. “I don’t know if I can commit to believing that Jesus is God’s Son for the rest […]

Sermon: Breakfast with Jesus

  Easter 3C sermon 2016 John 21:1-19 Grace and peace to you in the name of our risen Lord and Savior, Jesus Christ. Amen. Pulpit pop quiz, my friends! Who can remind us all what last week’s gospel story was? [Doubting Thomas.] Yes indeed! Doubting Thomas. Now, if you will recall, Jesus gets a lot […]

Sermon: Tears and grief and resurrection

Easter 2C sermon 2016 Doubting Thomas   Grace and peace to you in the name of our risen Christ.  Amen. How are you all doing?  I don’t know about you, but I’ve spent a large part of this week recovering.  I love Holy Week, and man, do I love Easter, but if you commit to […]