Category Archives: Sermons

My Responsibility to my Neighbor amid Coronavirus, Covid-19

 Psalm 121:1 <A Song of Ascents.> I lift up my eyes to the hills — from where will my help come? 2 My help comes from the LORD, who made heaven and earth. 3 He will not let your foot … Continue reading

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The Rejected Kingdom- A Sermon on the Crucifixion in Mark’s Gospel

  33 When it was noon, darkness came over the whole land until three in the afternoon. 34 At three o’clock Jesus cried out with a loud voice, “Eloi, Eloi, lema sabachthani?” which means, “My God, my God, why have … Continue reading

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Vanity and Identity-A Sermon at Rejoice Lutheran Church, Frisco Texas, August 4, 2013

Vanity and Identity It is nice to be able to share a video of one of my sermons, this is from Rejoice Lutheran in Frisco, Texas where I will be serving beginning the end of September. If you click on … Continue reading

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An Authentic People: Being the Body of Christ- A Sermon from July 28, 2013

Last week I talked about who we are, that at our root we are baptized children of God, marked with the cross of Christ and sealed by God’s Holy Spirit. That nothing can separate us from the love of God … Continue reading

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Freedom for Fear and Shame: Grace in our Lives-A Sermon from July 21,2013

I don’t think it is a coincidence that the most common command in the bible is “do not be afraid.” And yet fear is a very real force in all of our lives and it causes us to do some … Continue reading

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Forgiveness in a Graceless World-A Sermon

Ernest Hemmingway tells in one of his short stories called “The Capital of the World” an episode about forgiveness which goes like this: Madrid is full of boys named Paco, which is the diminutive form of Francisco, and there is … Continue reading

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The God Who Meets Us-A Sermon for Holy Trinity Sunday

If you had to describe what God is like to someone, how would you do it? Now I know that there is always a sense in which our words fail us and God is beyond description, but that doesn’t alleviate … Continue reading

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An Extremist for Love-A Sermon on Paul

We live in a world where so many things seem to be dominated by fear, and it makes having any real conversation about difficult issues challenging. Even if you look at the national debates we cannot talk about gun control, … Continue reading

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Stay Here and Keep Watch-A Poetic Meditation for Good Friday

Stay here for just a moment and keep watch in the garden. Where love is betrayed and where friends are spared Where a beloved one brings soldiers and temple police Where love endures and does not shirk away from the … Continue reading

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At the Table- A Meditation and Poem for Maundy Thursday

At the table with the others who will stumble and fall Here with the one who touched us each in our turn Healing our sickness, dispelling our demons, freeing us from our captivity At least for the moment we are … Continue reading

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