A note before reading: This sermon addresses violence against women. It wasn’t easy to write or to preach, and I couldn’t have done it without the support of an amazing community of religious leaders, many of whom are young female clergy. This sermon owes a lot to one in particular, the Rev. Jennie Chrien. Read […]
Those of you who read the “Mini”-tarian this week may remember that I called today, Holy Trinity Sunday, my least favorite Sunday on which to preach. Not because I don’t like the doctrine of the Trinity—I love the doctrine of the Trinity. It’s just that it’s really super hard to preach on the Trinity without […]
A year of letters to the Holy Spirit, wherein it becomes clear that I have no idea what I’m doing, and God can work with that.
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?
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 […]
Easter 5C sermon 2016 Psalm 148; Revelation 21 Grace and peace to you in the name of our risen Lord and Savior, Jesus Christ. Amen. Last Sunday evening, as you all probably know, I was at an interfaith blessing of the waters. There were these parts in the service where participants poured pitchers of […]
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 […]