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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“Who do you say that I am?” + A Sermon about Who Jesus Is and Who We Are Called to Be

Redeemer Lutheran Church, Hinsdale 16 September 2018 + Lectionary 24B (Pentecost 17) Mark 8.27-38 “Who do you say that I am?” It’s a deceptively simple question: “Who do you say that I am?” For as long as the Christian church has been in existence, questions about the identity of Jesus have enticed the minds of …

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A Sermon for Reconciling in Christ (RIC) Sunday

Gloria Dei Lutheran Church, Northbrook 28 January 2018 + Reconciling in Christ Sunday Matthew 19.10-15 (NRSV); Acts 8.26-40 (Inclusive Bible) So there I was, sitting in the chapel at St. Francis Retreat Center in San Juan Bautista, California. It was opening worship, and the liturgy continued with a litany, naming significant events and ordinations in …

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