Seeds of Hope, Stories of Resurrection

Holy Trinity Lutheran Church, Chicago 17 March 2018 + Lent 5B Jeremiah 31.31-34; John 12.20-33 Wakanda Forever! (Not to be confused with the Illinois suburb, Wauconda.) It’s the rallying cry of a remote African nation at the heart of the recent theatrical blockbuster Black Panther. Theirs is a civilization technologically advanced beyond that of any …

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Covenant, Promise, Presence: A Sermon for the Third Sunday in Lent

Augustana Chapel at the Lutheran School of Theology at Chicago 5 March 2018 + Lent 3B John 2.13-22; Exodus 20.1-17 What does this mean? I can still hear those words as if I were hearing them in my childhood confirmation classroom. “What does this mean?” “We are to fear, love, and trust God above all …

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In the Beginning: A Homily, in Verse, for the Nativity of Our Lord

Preacher's note: This is a sermon for which you'll want to listen along, as there are audio elements not included in the manuscript. Augustana Lutheran Church 25 December 2016 + Nativity of Our Lord (Christmas Day) John 1.1-14 In the beginning— no, before the beginning— before the beginning when God sat alone in the murky …

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