In the Boat

St. Philip Lutheran Church20 June 2021 + Lectionary 12B (Pent. 4)Emanuel Nine, Martyrs (June 17)Mark 4.35-41Rev. Josh Evans, preaching The summer before I started seminary, I took a vacation to Charleston, South Carolina. With churches and places of worship in just about every direction you could look and a skyline dotted by steeples, Charleston’s reputation …

Continue reading In the Boat

A Sermon about How the Kingdom of God Is Like an Invasive Species

Lutheran Church of the Cross, Arlington Heights 17 June 2018 + Lectionary 11B (Pentecost 4) Mark 4.26-34 When I was growing up, I remember this giant turquoise planter in my grandma’s backyard, nestled right in the corner of the fence. Every year, it would blossom into the most gorgeous morning glories. They never just grew …

Continue reading A Sermon about How the Kingdom of God Is Like an Invasive Species