The Road Home

Readings: Jeremiah 31:7-9Mark 10:46-52 A Sermon Given To My Seminary Community Tell me, where is the roadI can call my ownThat I left, that I lostSo long ago?All these years I have wandered,Oh, when will I knowThere's a way, there's a roadThat will lead me home --- This verse is from Stephen Paulus’ choral piece, … Continue reading The Road Home

A Church of Valor

Photo by Nikko Tan on A Sermon for the Seventeenth Sunday after Pentecost Readings: Here If you were to read the Bible as a self-help book, today’s passages would leave you with a laundry list of things to try achieve: This is perhaps most evident in the passage from Proverbs. While our translation identifies … Continue reading A Church of Valor

Call and Duty

Photo by Keira Burton on A Sermon for the Seventh Sunday after Pentecost Readings: 2 Samuel 6:1-5, 12b-19, Mark 6:14-29 Have you ever done something out of a sense of duty that you later regretted? Today, I want to talk about two choices that seemed right at the time, but actually defied God. One … Continue reading Call and Duty

A God Who Heals?

Photo by Aleksandr Burzinskij on A Sermon for the Fifth Sunday after Pentecost Reading: Mark 5:21-43 Additional readings here God did not make death,And he does not delight in the death of the living. You may be seated. --- In this world of death, what are we supposed to do with miracles? Today’s Gospel … Continue reading A God Who Heals?