A Sermon for Those Who Are Weighed Down

St. Luke’s Lutheran Church of Logan Square27 February 2022 + Transfiguration of Our LordLuke 9.28-43aRev. Josh Evans This morning, Pastor Erin Coleman Branchaud (St. Luke's Lutheran Church of Logan Square in Chicago) and I did a "pulpit swap." Pastor Erin preached at St. Philip, which you can read/watch/listen to on St. Philip's sermon blog. My …

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Saying Their Names – A Sermon for All Saints

St. Philip Lutheran Church1 November 2020 + All Saints DayMatthew 5.1-12Rev. Josh Evans, preaching Eric Garner.Mike Brown.Tamir Rice.Freddie Gray.George Floyd. Most of us have probably heard those names before. You might even be able to link them to a particular city. These are the names of just a few of the black men who have …

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A Sermon for Reformation Sunday in Times of Uncertainty

St. Philip Lutheran Church25 October 2020 + Reformation SundayJeremiah 31.31-34; Psalm 46; John 8.31-36Rev. Josh Evans, preaching Reformation Sunday strikes me a bit differently this year. Every year, we get the same texts for this day, and every year, I’m drawn to this beautiful passage from Jeremiah - a new covenant, a God who lovingly …

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Preacher's Note: This sermon was written and pre-recorded as the protests surrounding the murder of George Floyd in Minneapolis were still developing. As such, this sermon fails to address the realities of racism and white supremacy that once again occupy the national stage. For a pastoral message addressing this, please see this statement from Friday, …

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