Sermon–September 29, 2013–Pentecost 19C

Nineteenth Sunday of Pentecost C Invited to preach at Lebanon Lutheran Church, Chicago, IL, my home congregation. Jeremiah 32:1-3a, 6-15 Psalm 91 1 Timothy 6:6-19 Luke 16:19-31 There is an interesting, and almost certainly false, legend about Martin Luther. It is said that, while looking out of his window one day, he quipped, "Even if … Continue reading Sermon–September 29, 2013–Pentecost 19C

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Sermon–August 12, 2012–Pentecost 11B

Eleventh Weekend of Pentecost B Preached at First Evangelical Lutheran Church, Muskegon, MI, while on Internship. 1 Kings 19:4-8 Psalm 34:1-8 Ephesians 4:25-5:2 John 6:35, 41-51 In the fall of 2006, I had the opportunity to go on my very first backpacking trip. Capital University's Campus Congregation was hosting the trip, and two students from … Continue reading Sermon–August 12, 2012–Pentecost 11B

Sermon–July 29, 2012–Pentecost 9B

Ninth Weekend of Pentecost B Preached at First Evangelical Lutheran Church, Muskegon, MI, while on Internship. 2 Kings 4:42-44 Psalm 145:10-18 Ephesians 3:14-21 John 6:1-21 Some members of my family are in town this weekend, and a few of them took the opportunity to have a long-overdue camping trip here in Muskegon. When I found … Continue reading Sermon–July 29, 2012–Pentecost 9B

Sermon–July 1, 2012–Pentecost 5B

Fifth Weekend of Pentecost B Preached at First Evangelical Lutheran Church, Muskegon, MI, while on Internship. Lamentations 3:22-33 Psalm 30 2 Corinthians 8:7-15 Mark 5:21-43 I don't know why my early childhood keeps coming to mind when I write sermons, but two weeks in a row you are getting a glimpse into the early years … Continue reading Sermon–July 1, 2012–Pentecost 5B

Sermon–June 24, 2012–Pentecost 4B

Fourth Weekend of Pentecost B Preached at First Evangelical Lutheran Church, Muskegon, MI, while on Internship. Job 38:1-11 Psalm 107:1-3, 23-32 2 Corinthians 6:1-13 Mark 4:35-41 From the moment I was born, my family has had dogs. German Shepherds are our breed of choice—one day I hope to have one or two of my own. … Continue reading Sermon–June 24, 2012–Pentecost 4B