God is always reaching out to all of us through the stories of people who share our common humanity, but whose lives are so very different from our own.
Texts: Jeremiah 1:4-10 + Psalm 71:1-6 + Hebrews 12:18-29 + Luke 13:10-17 Do you remember the last day of … whatever? Summer camp. High School. A mission trip. The last day after something intense and formative and life-changing. For three years after seminary I worked on the staff of a summer program down in Atlanta … Continue reading Sermon: Sunday, August 25, 2013: Fourteenth Sunday after Pentecost
Texts: Hosea 1:2-10 + Psalm 85 + Colossians 2:6-15 + Luke 11:1-13 Preaching last week on God’s wrath, I named a couple of ways that most of us dodge the discomfort of dealing with divine anger — by defending ourselves as mostly good, or by declaring that most of us (though not all) are good. … Continue reading Sermon: Sunday, July 28, 2013: Tenth Sunday after Pentecost