You can’t get there from here: A Sermon on Isaiah 35

(Disclaimer: This is the sermon where I accidentally broke the pulpit. I had moved a small wooden lectern to the floor to be closer to the people rather than preach this week from their tall pulpit. Thank you, kind friends at First Baptist Church, Gloucester, for laughing with me at the absurdity. I’m grateful for […]

Polemical Praise: A Post-election, Interfaith Sermon on Psalm 100

“To center God as the object of our praise is to displace all else. No politician will save us. No patriotism will save us. No privilege will save us. Praise centers God when the center cannot hold. “

Childish: A sermon on Mark 9

Immanuel Lutheran Church, Amherst Sunday September 20, 2015 “Childish” A sermon on Mark 9:30-37 Please pray with me: This is the conversation we have after the kids have left the room. The hard stuff, the awkward stuff, the unresolved stuff where there are no good options left on the table. This is what we say when […]