I’m preaching this Sunday. This Sunday’s texts from 1 Kings 19:15-16, 19-21; Galatians 5:1, 13-25; and, Luke 9:51-62 bring up images of call, service, and freedom. And the Soup Dragons (kind of). And Monty Python. And some personal wrestling about taking leave from my ministry here a two months ago to say goodbye to myContinue reading “Let this sermon bury the dead (or something like that)”
The peace of Christ changes everything. Even for Soldiers who are trained to wage war.
More than 7 years into ordained ministry, and 19 years since I first entered seminary, I have renewed my practice of preaching – both delivering and preparing the sermon. I had always preached with a manuscript Most of these manuscripts were not paragraph’d pages looking as if they belonged in a book, but a more free-form movement ofContinue reading “7+ Years In, Preaching Anew”
Though I often finish the first draft of my sermons on Fridays, I usually work on the sermons through Saturday evening and even into Sunday morning. But this week I'm done earlier than usual. Tomorrow's sermon is available today, over at my sermons blog, The Lutheran Zephyr: Sermons (which, if you're interested, has its ownContinue reading “Tomorrow’s Sermon, Today”
Baptism of our LordIsaiah 42:1-9; Matthew 3:13-17Sunday, January 9, 2011Preached on the day following the shooting of Arizona Congresswoman Gabrielle Giffords Baptism of our Lord – Year A 2011 A few months ago, when comedians Jon Stewart and Stephen Colbert held a rally on the Mall, a lot of people dismissed their efforts asContinue reading “God is Doing a New Thing”