Church Interrupted! A Sermon for the First Sunday of Advent

Augustana Lutheran Church 27 November 2016 + First Sunday of Advent Matthew 24.36-44; Romans 13.11-14 Doomsday. The end is near. The rapture is coming. Don’t worry. I haven’t gone rogue or joined an end-of-the-world ultra-fundamentalist cult. But you have to admit there is a certain fascination many people have with some version or another of …

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“But the end is still to come” – A Sermon About Loss and Uncertainty in the Wake of Tragedy

Grace Lutheran Church 15 November 2015 + Pentecost 25B Mark 13.1-8 As part of their Military Voices Initiative to commemorate Veterans Day this past week, the popular NPR podcast StoryCorps featured a video about Marine Lance Corporal Travis Williams and his squad. Travis tells the story of when he and his team were sent on …

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