Sunday Response

Love the stranger, for you were strangers

On Sunday I preached about God’s call for us to love and welcome the stranger in light of the ongoing refugee crisis in Europe and around the world. Our scripture was Deuteronomy 10:12-22 with a focus on verse 19, “You shall also love the stranger, for you were strangers in the land of Egypt.” As

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You’re Such a Martyr!

In my sermon this past Sunday, I encouraged all of us to consider the ways that we use the word “martyr” in popular parlance. Usually, when we call someone a martyr, we are referring to someone who may come off as a bit melodramatic, willing to perform (some) responsibilities and even act in sacrificial ways

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Holy Wonderings

On Sunday morning I preached about Luke 2:41-52. If you were in worship you heard me say it’s a story I don’t really know how to process. It doesn’t offer us a quick, easy lesson on grace or justice, and there are no heart-warming verses to memorize or tape to your mirror.

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