Isaiah 1:1, 10-20 & Psalm 50:1-6, 16-23 In our text this week, I think it is safe to say that God is a little more than annoyed with us, wouldn’t you agree? We just heard over twenty verses (which is just a small chunk) of the prophet Isaiah and the Psalmist proclaiming that we have … Continue reading Owning our hypocrisy
Sermon 6/2/19 Acts 16:16-34, John 17:20-26 Our scriptures today speak to two different realities… one speaks to the reality of the kin-dom of God, and the other to the kingdom of man. In the gospel of John we hear Jesus proclaim: “the glory that you have given me, so I have given them, so … Continue reading People over Profit
When Pastor James asked me to preach today I asked, “okay, you’ll be doing the Lord’s Prayer sermon series around then right? Which verses are that Sunday?”… he said “Lead me not into temptation but deliver us from evil.” “Oh ok” I said… “the easy part…” Those two words, temptation and evil, are so … Continue reading Temptation and Evil
With this past week of General Conference and all the other struggles that come with being in a church I keep finding myself asking “Is God near?” Because when I sit by my garden, looking at the flowers, watching new green sprouts so full of potential shooting out of the dark soil, I know God … Continue reading Is God Near?
It is truly embarrassing how long it has been since I last posted anything. In my defense I was finishing up papers in my never ending process of Ordination in the UMC. I wanted to share my sermon from this past Sunday because it was surprisingly life giving to write, and therefore hopefully surprisingly life … Continue reading New Year, New Faith
For two weeks this past July, I spent two weeks as a Leader/Counselor at Lazy W Ranch Camp. This is a camp that has been a part of my life and faith formation since the 3rd grade. Over a decades worth of hikes to the crosses, meal moments, campfire songs, and talent shows have … Continue reading Being a Camp Counselor: Inhumane or in the Name of God? Summer 2018
I wanted to share my sermon from this past Sunday, 6/17/18. I love conversations around what we can and cannot control, as well as where we foolishly expect the kin-dom to pop up in our world… spoiler alert, it is usually not among the powerful and affluent. Anyways, here it is. Please excuse any grammatical … Continue reading The Mysterious Kin-dom