“Honestly, I’m Languishing”

St. Philip Lutheran Church18 July 2021 + Lectionary 16B (Pent. 8)Mark 6.30-34, 53-56Rev. Josh Evans, preaching How are you? “I’m doing fine.” “I’m good.” Or for the grammatically astute among us: “I’m well.” But imagine if we answered: “Honestly, I’m languishing.” Languishing. It’s the “blah” feeling that psychologist Adam Grant suggests many of us might …

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A Sermon about How Flawed Disciples Are Still Disciples

St. Philip Lutheran Church11 July 2021 + Lectionary 15B (Pent. 7)Amos 7.7-15; Mark 6.14-29Rev. Josh Evans, preaching Let’s talk about Amos. By the time the book that bears his name opens, the status of the monarchy of ancient Israel isn’t great. The once unified kingdom has split into two, with Israel to the north and …

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In the Boat

St. Philip Lutheran Church20 June 2021 + Lectionary 12B (Pent. 4)Emanuel Nine, Martyrs (June 17)Mark 4.35-41Rev. Josh Evans, preaching The summer before I started seminary, I took a vacation to Charleston, South Carolina. With churches and places of worship in just about every direction you could look and a skyline dotted by steeples, Charleston’s reputation …

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Statement at the Glenview Village Board of Trustees Meeting – June 15, 2021

Edited (6/16/21): A video of the full meeting can be seen at this link. All public comments pertaining to this issue begin at 6:32. Glenview Village Board of Trustees MeetingTuesday, June 15, 2021 Statement by the Rev. Josh EvansSt. Philip Lutheran Church Good evening, my name is Pastor Josh Evans, and I use pronouns like …

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Sermon for the Installation of Pastor Analyse Triolo

Holy Trinity Lutheran Church, Bellerose, NY13 June 2021 + Lectionary 11B (Pent. 3)Mark 4.26-34Rev. Josh Evans, preaching View the entire installation liturgy below. The gospel reading and sermon begin at the 13:45 mark. Good morning! My name is Pastor Josh Evans, and I have the privilege of serving the people of God at St. Philip …

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