Galatians 5:13- “You, my siblings, were called to be free. But do not use your freedom to indulge the flesh; rather, serve one another humbly in love.” (NIV) Read More
SERMON: What Are You Waiting For?
On Sunday December 26, 2021 I had the privilege of giving the sermon at Colonial Church of Edina (changing its name to Meetinghouse Church in 2022). It was part of a sermon series called “Living into God’s Great Story,” and I reflected on the amazing faith of Simeon and Anna, who serendipitously met the baby… Read More
SERMON: Waiting to Exhale
I had the privilege of preaching at Colonial Church in Edina for Pentecost Sunday yesterday May 23, 2021. The full service is here:
SERMON: The Courage To Be Angry
This past Sunday, March 7th, I had the privilege to be the guest preacher at Shepherd of the Hill Presbyterian Church in Chaska, MN. You can listen to my meditation on Jesus turning the tables in the temple (John 2: 13-25) here: THE COURAGE TO BE ANGRY
SERMON: Leaving Our Nets Behind.
What are we willing to leave behind for the sake of greater discipleship?
SERMON: The Transformation of Love.
In my final sermon for St. John’s United Church of Christ, I build off of the sermon series of God’s Economy, thinking about how the world will change forever post-pandemic, and what will be my final word for the church. Short version: LOVE is the final word. The very definition of love is being transformed… Read More
SERMON: What We Got Wrong — About Dominion
Back in January 2020, I preached a whole sermon series on “What We Got Wrong”… specifically talking about scriptures that have been misinterpreted down through the ages. Unfortunately, due to technical difficulties, none of the sermons got recorded. But the week that we discussed “what we got wrong” about DOMINATION was one of my most… Read More
SERMON: An Economy of CREATION
Creation instead of consumption. This is what we will consider next in our sermon series exploring God’s economy, and how we can build a Kingdom Economy through this great awakening that is happening during these pandemic times. Listen to the sermon here: An Economy of CREATION
SERMON: A New Economy of “JUSTICE”
Continuing in the sermon series where we consider God’s Economy and how that might be different that the economy we have moved away from during these pandemic times, this is part 5 in the series where we consider the idea of JUSTICE. What might a new economy based on justice instead of retribution look like?… Read More
SERMON: The Economy of “ABUDANCE”
Today’s sermon is part 4 of our series KINGDOM ECONOMICS. We are examining the idea of abundance in the face of scarcity. The scripture is from 2 Corinthians 8 & 9. You can listen to the sermon here: As part of the sermon, I talk about a video that illustrates “abundance.” You can watch that… Read More
SERMON: The Economy of “LOVE”
Continuing in the series on the KINGDOM ECONOMY, this week we look at the Economy of LOVE. How do we live from a place of love, instead of a place of fear? You can watch the sermon here:
SERMON: The Economy of “WE”
As we move through this pandemic and consider what we have done during “The Grand Pause” and I considered what we could so differently as we think about reopening the economy. This next sermon series will be exploring the idea of Kingdom economics … how we can transform our world by following the practices of… Read More
SERMON: Burn the Prairie
“blessed are those who mourn” Read More
SERMON: Open the Eyes of Your Heart
Worship certainly has transformed in the last couple of weeks, and now you get music and video instead of just my audio (at least until we are worshipping together again). This is a meditation based on the story of Jesus appearing on the road to Emmaus, found in the gospel of Luke. Preached for online… Read More
SERMON: When Emptiness is a Promise.
in the empty streets, and in the empty tomb, we find a promise: that love will be unfurled on the world. Read More
SERMON: We Were Wrong.
“… before there is reconciliation, there is forgiveness. And before forgiveness,, there is an apology. And before the apology, there is a radical act of admittance… saying I was wrong…” Read More
SERMON: Isaiah’s Immanuel
“Therefore the Lord himself will give you a sign. Behold, the virgin shall conceive and bear a son, and shall call his name Immanuel.” Read More
SERMON: Isaiah’s Suffering Servant
Audio of today’s sermon for St. John’s UCC, Bongards, MN. November 10, 2019 Listen here: ISAISH’S Sufferibg Servant From the sermon series Isaiah’s Prophetic Vision. Nov. 2019