Dare To Imagine: Love Together

December 19, 2021
Luke 1:39-55

During advent we have been daring to imagine – as we wait for Christmas. This past week I was with folks from Faith in Action federations across the country who […]

Dare To Imagine: Joy

December 12, 2021
Philippians 4:4-7; Luke 3:7-18

It is good be together on this third Sunday of advent, the joy Sunday. I imagine it would be even more joyful if we were together in person but part […]

Dare To Imagine: Hope

November 28, 2021
Luke 21:25-36; Jeremiah 33:14-16

Happy new year! Well, happy liturgical new year.  Advent is the start of a new liturgical year. Our custom is to celebrate communion to mark the beginning of advent so […]

Living Into Our Mission Statement

November 21, 2021
John 18:33-37; Revelation 1:4b-8

Today is Reign of Christ Sunday or as it was originally known, “Christ the King” Sunday. Pastor Nadia Bolz-Weber, aka the “sarcastic Lutheran,” tweeted this week – “Pope Pius XI […]

The Rules Of The Game

November 14, 2021
Psalm 16; I Corinthians 13:1-13

There are, in the end, three things that last: faith, hope, and love. But the greatest of these is love. What is it to love? Love is vast and layered […]

Worrying What To Wear

October 31, 2021
Ephesians 6:10-20; James 2:1-9; Matthew 6:27-30

Good morning. Even though we just heard it, I want to say this again, as personal prayer as I bring this morning’s message: “Pray also for me, so that when […]

Choose the Sermon: The Lord’s Prayer

October 24, 2021
Matthew 6:7-15; Psalm 79:8-9

What a beautiful sight, all of us, even in masks, all in the same giant square (or whatever shape this is.) No internet, no Zoom, to mediate us to each […]

The Power Of Vulnerability

October 17, 2021
Luke 18:1-8

A story from my cousin Jason popped up in my email box this week. Jason is in prison and writes monthly missives to the outside world. This one is entitled […]

Choose The Sermon: On Forgiveness

September 26, 2021
Mark 2:1-12; Matthew 18:23-34

You all submitted some great ideas for sermons. The suggestion for today is forgiveness which feels all too appropriate these days because I feel like I am carrying a lot […]

Holy Curiosity

September 19, 2021
Psalm 1; Mark 9:30-37

I grew up as a child of the 80s. In the 80s, as in each decade I suppose, there were lots of quirky cultural entertainment outlets. One of those was […]