Sermon on the Parameters We Prefer For Jesus to Work Under

    2013-08-25 NBW HFASS Sermon<—–Click here to listen along (and delight yourself with how much I botched one of the paragraphs) I have to say, one of my very favorite things about Jesus is how he does whatever he wants to and could really give a hell about how other people feel about it. [Read More…]

Pastrix (limited) Book Tour!

Hello friends! 20 days until my book, Pastrix: The Cranky, Beautiful Faith of a Sinner & Saint, comes out and I take off for book events in a few cities. I’m excited to share this book – a theological memoir about my life and faith and that of others who God has put in my [Read More…]

Free: Spending Your Money and Time on What Matters Most

Some folks in my church have begun a conversation about how to best support each other in reducing debt and spending less so that we can free up more money to give away. It’s a weird, but satisfying idea. We are going on an overnight retreat next month to spend some time talking about what [Read More…]

Sermon on Mary and Martha

Just to get it out there, this story about Mary and Martha has always irritated me, because I think Martha is awesome, and she’s always made out to be a busy-body and a whiner. See, Jesus is welcomed into the home of Mary and Martha and the thing to understand is that Jesus didn’t exactly [Read More…]

Sermon on Beanie Babies, Scarcity and Vanity.

(sorry, no audio this week) “it is an unhappy business that God has given to human beings to be busy with. 14I saw all the deeds that are done under the sun; and see, all is vanity and a chasing after wind.” Ecclesiastes 1:13-14 Welcome to Ecclesiastes. All is vanity.  Nothing ends up mattering.  Everything [Read More…]

A lamentation of sorts for Sunday July 14th, 2013 (the day after the Zimmerman verdict))

(My intern, and not myself is slated to preach this evening. But as the pastor of House for All Sinners and Saints, I wanted my voice to be in the room. I’m certain it will be a shaky voice.) click here to listen along ——> 2013-07-14 NBW sermon on Trayvon Martin I would like to take [Read More…]

Sermon on What A Lousy Idea It Is For Other People to be the Source of Our Peace

Click here 2013-07-07<——- to listen along. Jesus said, “See, I have given you authority to tread on snakes and scorpions, and over all the power of the enemy; and nothing will hurt you” For Open Space today I considered dumping a large sack of live snakes and scorpions on the floor so that as a [Read More…]

A Eulogy of Sorts for an Amazing Woman who 20 Years Ago Saved My Ass

(from the memorial service of Suzanne Harvey Lynch, June 30th, 2013 (what would have been her 79th birthday) at the Comedy Works, Greenwood Village, co) A couple months ago, I sat at the deathbed – or in this case, the death recliner of a woman dying of emphysema and needing a priest.  I’m unclear if [Read More…]

Demon Possession and Why I Named My Depression “Francis”

  2013-06-23 NBW Sermon 2<—-click here to listen along Today we just got to hear that awesomely weird story of when Jesus casts a legion of demons out of a naked dude and into a herd of pigs – pigs who then throw themselves over a cliff and drown in a lake.   It was this [Read More…]

Sermon (prayer, actually) on Jesus Loving Us So Much He Wants to Throw Up

2013-09-06 NWB Sermon-1<—click here to listen along. It makes more sense when heard and not just read, I promise. A few years ago I wrote a book about the experience of watching 24 consecutive hours of bad Christian television.  My friends and family signed up for an hour each to watch along with me. The [Read More…]


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