A Queer Call to Worship

Earlier this month, I attended the annual Proclaim Gathering, a conference for Lutheran pastors, deacons, seminarians, and first call candidates who publicly identify as LGBTQIA+. Proclaim is a part of Extraordinary Lutheran Ministries, an organization that believes the public witness of gender and sexual minority ministers transforms the church and enriches the world. Learn more …

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“Have No Fear”: A Sermon after Churchwide Assembly 2019

Unity Lutheran Church + Cross of Life Campus11 August 2019 + Lectionary 19CLuke 12.32-40Rev. Josh Evans, preaching Raise your hand if you’ve heard of Elizabeth Platz. Earlean Miller? Ruth Frost? Phyllis Zillhart? Let’s try an easier one: Elizabeth Eaton? What all of these women share in common is that they’re ordained Lutheran pastors—a phenomenon which, …

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A Sermon about the Community We Least Expect (but Most Need)

Unity Lutheran Church + Cross of Life Campus7 July 2019 + Lectionary 14C2 Kings 5.1-14, (15-19a); Luke 10.1-11, 16-20Rev. Josh Evans, preaching If “healing stories in the Bible” were a Family Feud category, survey says… the story of Naaman probably isn’t on the board. Which is a shame. Because it’s such a fascinating story. So …

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Sermon Remix for Trinity Sunday/Thursday

Preacher's Note: My internship supervisor was fond of saying that, in ministry, one phone call can change your entire day. Case in point: I wasn't planning on preaching at our Thursday evening worship service tonight, but here we are! The original version of this sermon was preached at St. Stephen Lutheran Church in Midlothian, IL, …

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