A Sermon about How Flawed Disciples Are Still Disciples

St. Philip Lutheran Church11 July 2021 + Lectionary 15B (Pent. 7)Amos 7.7-15; Mark 6.14-29Rev. Josh Evans, preaching Let’s talk about Amos. By the time the book that bears his name opens, the status of the monarchy of ancient Israel isn’t great. The once unified kingdom has split into two, with Israel to the north and …

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A Sermonette About Immigration Justice and God’s Abundance

Every first Friday of the month, people of faith gather in prayer and song in front of the immigration detention center in Broadview, IL, to minister to our sisters and brothers who are being deported that day and to advocate for a more compassionate immigration policy in this country. This month I was invited to share …

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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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