Sermon on how the good is so good and the bad is so useful

Wiki Commons image from Holiday Diner

(click above the listen along) 3 days ago, someone who, up until then I thought was my friend, tagged a super unflattering photo of me on Facebook. In which, for some reason, I looked both dim-witted and morbidly obese. And it bothered me all day because everyone knows Facebook is the place where we can [Read More...]

Sermon on the Feeding of the 5,000 (preached for pastors, musicians and church leaders)

I preached and Dr Gordon Lathrop presided. I loved his book, Holy Things so much. One of my favorites from seminary.

(I spent about 25 hours working on a sermon for the closing Eucharist of the ELCA’s Jubilee worship conference, Called to Be a Living Voice.  It was a huge struggle and I was too in my head about it…trying to make sure I said all the things I thought they’d want me to say and [Read More...]