A Sermon about Healing, Subverting Boundaries, and the Promise of Restoration to Community

Edgebrook Lutheran Church, Chicago 1 July 2018 + Lectionary 13B (Pentecost 6) Mark 5.21-43 “Toto, I have a feeling we’re not in Kansas anymore…” Those are, of course, Judy Garland’s, aka Dorothy Gale’s, famous words from The Wizard of Oz as she takes her first steps in Munchkinland. Those words have also become somewhat of …

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A Sermon about Keeping the Sabbath (and Why It’s So Hard)

This Sunday, I had the opportunity to worship with the people of God at First Lutheran Church, a neighboring ELCA congregation not far from Augustana. You can read more about the ministry FLC is up to in Omaha on their website. First Lutheran Church, Omaha, NE 21 August 2016 + Lectionary 21C Luke 13.10-17 Some …

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