A Sermon about Esther, Sexual Violence, and Speaking Out

Content note: This has been an especially hard week in national news, between the Bill Cosby verdict and the Brett Kavanaugh hearings. It has been especially difficult for our siblings who have experienced sexual violence and have had to be subjected to reliving that trauma in the swirl of endless headlines. I see you, I …

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“Who do you say that I am?” + A Sermon about Who Jesus Is and Who We Are Called to Be

Redeemer Lutheran Church, Hinsdale 16 September 2018 + Lectionary 24B (Pentecost 17) Mark 8.27-38 “Who do you say that I am?” It’s a deceptively simple question: “Who do you say that I am?” For as long as the Christian church has been in existence, questions about the identity of Jesus have enticed the minds of …

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