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 […]

Are we there yet? A sermon for the Ascension

Are we there yet? A sermon for the Ascension Sunday June 1, 2014- Lutheran Church of Framingham   Acts 1: 6-14 6 So when they had come together, they asked him, “Lord, is this the time when you will restore the kingdom to Israel?”  Are we there yet? Soon. Are we there now? It’s going to take […]

Actually listening to “Religious Nones”

I really, truly heard it for the first time: “I’m not missing something,” she said. “I don’t want you to see me as lacking. I’m perfectly fine without religion.” For some reason, I finally heard this loud and clear at a panel discussion last Friday night at the New England Synod of the ELCA (video […]