Monday, May 2, 2016

Sermon Audio for Sunday 5/1/2016, Sixth Sunday of Easter C


John 14:23-29

"Peace I leave with you; my peace I give to you." Special guest preacher Rev. Sarah Friesen-Carper, Assistant the the Bishop for Congregational and Leadership Excellence of the North/West Lower Michigan Synod of the Evangelical Lutheran Church in America, is ideally suited to bring us  Good News from Jesus' declaration in today's reading from John's Gospel. And as ever, she does bring it.

Sunday, April 24, 2016

Sermon Audio 4/24/2016, Fifth Sunday of Easter


Fifth Sunday of Easter, Lectionary Year C


"Dearly beloved, we are gathered here today to get through this thing called life." Faithful and confounding and enormously talented, Prince has a lot to teach us about my very favorite thing in the Bible, the vision of the Holy City in Revelation. 


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Wednesday, April 20, 2016

Sermon Audio 4/17/2016, Fourth Sunday of Easter C


Fourth Sunday of Easter, Lectionary Year C


Tabitha, AKA Dorcas, is the only woman in the New Testament to explicitly be called a disciple." This got me thinking about all the faithful women who follow Jesus at Lutheran Church of the Savior. 


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Tuesday, April 12, 2016

Sermon Audio 4/10/2016, Third Sunday of Easter C


Third Sunday of Easter, Lectionary Year C


"Follow me." With these words, Jesus invites Peter - and all of us - into new life. It may not be the life we expected. 


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Wednesday, April 6, 2016

Sermon Audio 4/6/2016, Commemoration of Dietrich Bonhoeffer (transferred)

St. Luke's Episcopal Church, Kalamazoo MI

Commemoration of Dietrich Bonhoeffer (April 9, transferred)

Romans 6:3-11

Bonus sermon: Today I was blessed with the opportunity to preach and preside at midweek Eucharist at St. Luke's Episcopal Church. Always a wonderful worship experience, whether I am leading or sitting in the back row. 

Not a lot of original thought from me in this sermon, instead favoring heavy quotations from the apostle Paul, Dietrich Bonhoeffer, and Rev. Dr. Robert Saler, all of whom know better than me how to talk about following Jesus in this world. 

Monday, April 4, 2016

Sermon Audio 4/3/2016, Easter 2C


Second Sunday of Easter, Lectionary Year C

Revelation 1:4-8

God's love is more powerful than human kings or human cultures or even that most human thing of all, death. Revelation draws us to that love as God's future for us.

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Tuesday, March 29, 2016

Sermon 3/26/2016 Vigil of Easter


Resurrection of Our Lord: Vigil of Easter


On this night of fire and water, Word and sacrament, sacred story and ridiculous tale, we heard the Good News of God's love for us in Jesus Christ. And we saw the Good News, and tasted it, and smelled it, and touched it. 

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