A Sermon for Those Who Have Been Told to Take the Lowest Place

Augustana Lutheran Church 28 August 2016 + Lectionary 22C Luke 14.1, 7-14 Wash your hands. Pray before you eat. Don’t chew with your mouth open. Keep your elbows off the table. All phrases that I imagine each of us has heard as children that teach us table manners. And the fancier the meal, these table …

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Overwhelmed: A Sermon for Lectionary 18C / Pentecost 11C

Augustana Lutheran Church 31 July 2016 + Lectionary 18C Luke 12.13-21 [22-34] It’s all a little bit overwhelming, isn’t it? This election season, that is. We’ve certainly witnessed a mix of exciting and interesting moments. One moment in particular caught my attention this past Tuesday as delegates at the Democratic National Convention cast their votes, …

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