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Scattering gospel seeds along the way...
(A sermon for the Tenth Sunday after Pentecost A 2017, August 13, 2017, based on Matthew 14:22-33 and 1 Kings 19:9-18) This week hatred and its hideous cousin, fear, reared their ugly heads once again. They showed up with all their usual terrifying baggage: tweets and taunts and threats, as they strutted across … More Love Casts Out Fear and Conquers Hate
(Sermon for the Third Sunday of Easter A, 30 April 2017, based on Luke 24:13-35.) Luke the Evangelist tells us that the road from Jerusalem to Emmaus is a distance of seven miles, but you and I know better…. We know better, because even though most of us have never been to Jerusalem, at one … More Companion, Stranger, Sacrament: Christ is With Us!
(In lieu of a sermon, this pastor’s perspective on the process of writing a sermon, with a bit of commentary on John 20:19-31, the gospel lesson for the Second Sunday of Easter, near the end–couldn’t help myself!) When I was serving at Beautiful Savior Lutheran Church in Vancouver a few years ago, members of the congregation … More How Does a Sermon Come Into Being?