In the Wilderness

St. Philip Lutheran Church6 December 2020 + Advent 2BIsaiah 40.1-11; Mark 1.1-8Rev. Josh Evans, preaching Punctuation matters. Maybe you’ve seen an image with these or similar words online:Let’s eat, Grandma!Let’s eat Grandma! The difference a comma makes! Meanwhile, in Isaiah 40, open one translation of the bible and read:A voice cries out: “In the wilderness …

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A Blue Christmas Sermon for the Third Sunday of Advent

Lutheran Campus Ministry / Creighton University 11 December 2016 + Third Sunday of Advent Matthew 11.2-11; Isaiah 35.1-10 He had been so sure, so confident, so certain. He proclaimed a bold message of repentance and the dawning of the messianic age: Repent! For the reign of heaven has come near! One who is more powerful …

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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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