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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A Sermon about St. Óscar Romero, Matthew Shepard, and the Whole Communion of Saints

This sermon marked the end of the summer/fall of itinerant preaching in Chicago, and I can't imagine a better place to have spent it than preaching and presiding among the saints at Wicker Park Lutheran Church, a place so dear to me and my eleven years in Chicago(land) for so many reasons.Incidentally, this sermon was …

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A(nother!) Sermon about Wealth and Chasm-Crossing

Augustana Lutheran Church 25 September 2016 + Lectionary 26C Luke 16.19-31; 1 Timothy 6.6-19 One of my favorite scenes in the film adaptation of the popular rock musical Rent opens on an impoverished-looking apartment complex in Manhattan’s East Village, where we are introduced to two roommates, Mark and Roger, and their former roommate and friend-turned-landlord, …

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