Sunday, April 1, 2018

Sermon Audio 4/1/2018, Easter Sunday

Lutheran Church of the Savior, Kalamazoo 

Easter Sunday


Alleluia! Christ is Risen!What does this mean for us following Jesus today?

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Saturday, March 31, 2018

Sermon Audio 3/29/2018, Maundy Thursday

Lutheran Church of the Savior, Kalamazoo 

Maundy Thursday


We begin our celebration of the Three Days with a sermon from guest preacher Rev. Sarah Friesen-Carper, Assistant to the Bishop for Congregational and Leadership Excellence in the North/West Lower Michigan Synod of the ELCA.

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Monday, March 26, 2018

Sermon Audio 3/25/2018, Palm Sunday / Sunday of the Passion B



Palm Sunday / Sunday of the Passion, Lectionary Year B



Palm Sunday and Sunday of the Passion are a lot to process. On Saturday evening, after I'd gotten the baby to sleep, I sat down and saw that my social media feeds were filled with stories, images, and videos of that day's March for Our Lives. I knew I would need to scrap the sermon I had planned and write a new one to reflect the connection between Jesus' own procession into Jerusalem and the march of 800,000 people led by teens and children in Washington, DC. I opted for a fully scripted sermon, a practice I reserve for rare occasions.

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Tuesday, March 13, 2018

Sermon Audio 3/11/2018, 2nd Sunday of Lent B


Second Sunday of Lent, Lectionary Year B


Today's lesson from Ephesians offers perhaps the Bible's clearest explanation of how Lutherans understand God's work in Jesus. In today's sermon we all talk about how we've seen God intervene in the places where people need God's grace the most. This sermon features audience participation, so I hope that doesn't mess up the experience of listening online too badly.

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Sunday, March 4, 2018

Sermon Audio 3/4/2018, Third Sunday of Lent B

Lutheran Church of the Savior, Kalamazoo 

Third Sunday of Lent, Lectionary Year B



The Ten Commandments are one of the most famous and important writings in all of Christian or Jewish scripture. In such a rich and history-shaping text, there is always something new to learn about God and our relationship with God.


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Monday, February 26, 2018

Sermon Audio 2/25/2018, 2nd Sunday of Lent B

Lutheran Church of the Savior, Kalamazoo 

Second Sunday of Lent, Lectionary Year B


God's covenant with Abraham and Sarah is the beginning of a relationship that affects our lives, churches, and geopolitical situation to this day. What does this covenant teach us about following Jesus together?

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Monday, February 19, 2018

Sermon Audio 2/18/2018, Lent 1B



Twentieth Sunday after Pentecost, Lectionary Year B


God's promise to Noah and his family is the first of the covenants in which God attempts to build a healthy relationship between humans and God. What does it mean that God is the one who changes in this covenant? 

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