Sermons

Imagination Compilation

July 30, 2023
Matthew 13:31-33, 44-52
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Once upon a time… It is a brilliant phrase. It invites our attention. It awakens our curiosity. It sparks our imagination. Upon encountering those words, once upon a time, we […]

Longing for the Revealing of the Children of God

July 23, 2023
Romans 8:12-25
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The letter to Romans is a theologically rich and complex book of the Bible, and therefore the source of so many of the church’s most contentious debates. The eighth chapter […]

Space at the Table

June 25, 2023
Genesis 18:1-15, 21:1-7
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Have you ever invited someone over to your home for a meal? If you have, you likely remember the energy you put into preparing for the occasion. Deciding what to […]

What is ours to do?

June 18, 2023
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Juneteenth, freedom day, jubilee day. It is a different independence day than the one I grew up with. Instead of July 4, 1776, this Independence Day took place on June […]

Pondering the Trinity

June 04, 2023
2 Corinthians 13:11-13; Matthew 28:16-20
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While I have titled this sermon “Pondering the Trinity,” I don’t spend a lot of time pondering the trinity. Except in preparation for Trinity Sunday, which is the Sunday after […]

Consider the Spirit

May 28, 2023
Acts 2:1-21; Exodus 19:9-11, 14-15a, 16-19
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As we consider the outpouring of the Holy Spirit on Pentecost today, I want to start by traveling back in time – way back for us – and way back […]

God and Country?

May 21, 2023
Psalm 68: 1-10, 32-35; I Peter 4:12-14; 5:6-11
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I recently completed a four week online class through Anabaptist Mennonite Biblical Seminary. It was called Resisting Christian Nationalism with the gospel of peace. Fifty people in the US, Canada, […]

Life to the Full

April 30, 2023
Psalm 23; John 10:1-10
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“Ehhhh wooly wooly!!” “Ehh wooly wooly!!” Eh wooly wooly is the call that used to ring forth from the mouths of shepherds at Shepherd’s Field farm in Philippi West Virginia […]

Why Are You Weeping?

April 09, 2023
John 20:1-18
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Christ is Risen, Christ is Risen indeed. Here we are. It’s Easter; we made it through lent – and our journey with questions is not over. In our story today, […]

Nourishing Questions: Who Gets to Belong?

March 19, 2023
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Today we continue our Lenten journey of nourishing questions. What is a “nourishing” question? In my imagination, I like to think of questions in connection with the life cycle of […]