Love That Won’t Let Go: A Sermon on Amos, Righteous Anger, and Tough Love

Lutheran Church of the Cross, Arlington Heights 15 July 2018 + Lectionary 15B (Pentecost 8) Amos 7.7-15 I have some bad news. I tried so hard to get a fantastic guest preacher for this morning, but Amos just wasn’t available. I know how much we were all looking forward to a good old-fashioned fire-and-brimstone, sinners-in-the-hands-of-angry-God …

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A Sermon About Calling Out Injustice Even When It’s Uncomfortable (or costs you your head)

Louis Stokes VA Medical Center 15 July 2015 + Pentecost 7B Mark 6.14-19; Amos 7.7-15 [Now with audio for your listening pleasure] Sometimes I wish I didn’t come from a tradition that compels me to preach the lectionary because sometimes the preacher winds up with texts like this one, texts that make you add a …

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