“And he focused on the protecting the safety of a purse instead of protecting the psyche of a child. My son was harmed, and my naivete was gone.” Read More
LITURGY: A Prayer for Easter Monday
STILL DARK PLACES It is Monday, Holy God. But many of us find ourselves in the still dark places of an empty tomb, for no one has become the body of Christ for us – in our empty moments, in our lonely fraught. We are still left longing for recognition, for a word of comfort… Read More
Litany of Blessing for Seminarians and Graduates
Creator God, who commands the watery chaos, hover over the mystery of our unknown tomorrows. Read More
LITURGY: Prayer of Reconciliation: July 4th
A PRAYER OF RECONCILIATION for a Nation celebrating Freedom (based on Galatians 5) Forgive us, O God, for how easily we forget that freedom in Christ binds us to love both enemy and neighbor, and calls us to welcome the stranger and alien among us. We too easily fall into the trap of assuming our… Read More
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?
BLOG: Hindsight is 20/20
(Caveat: if you have lost a loved one this past year — whether to covid or suicide or just old age — this post may not be for you, and may seem callous in the face of deep and abiding grief.) When I remember back to January 2020 — the New Year of a new… Read More
SERMON: Refiner’s Fire.
Our city, our nation, our world is hurting today. If you are in need of a healing message, please consider listening. Send love to everyone.
my boots are covered in the ashes of bridges burned and the dust of roads less traveled. wisdom calls to me from sacred pages with the reminder to dust off worn out thoughts and tired feet that have traveled too far on scorched earth. and having shaken the ashes from some misguided sentiment or strange… Read More
SERMON: The Word is Empathy.
Audio of sermon preached for Epiphany Sunday at St. John’s UCC, Bongards,MN.
SERMON: Pour Into Our Hearts
Audio of sermon preached for St. John’s UCC, Bongards, MN. June 16, 2019 Trinity Sunday. (And a very Happy Fathers Day, too) Listen here: Poured Into Our Hearts
SERMON: the wayward son.
Sermon preached for St. John’s UCC, Bongards, MN. March 24, 2019. Listen to the sermon here: the wayward son From the Lenten 2019 sermon series, Prodigals Return.
SERMON: Precious Treasure
Audio of sermon preached for St. John’s UCC, Bongards, MN. March 17, 2019. You can listen to the sermon here: Precious Treasures From the sermon series Prodigals Return, Lent 2019.
SERMON: One in A Hundred
Audio of sermon preached for St. John’s UCC, Bongards, MN. March 10, 2019. Listen here: One In a Hundred From the Lenten sermon series PRODIGALS RETURN.
SERMON: A New Exodus
Audio of the sermon preached for St. John’s UCC, Bongards, MN. Transformation Sunday, March 3, 2019 You can listen to it here: A NEW EXODUS
SERMON: Proclaiming Blessedness
Audio of sermon preached for St. John UCC, Bongards, MN. February 17, 2019. Listen to it here: Proclaiming Blessedness From the sermon series SHINE YOUR LIGHT: Manifesting Epiphany.
SERMON: Bearing Witness
Audio of sermon preached for St. John’s UCC, Bongards, MN. February 10, 2019. Listen to it here: BEARING WITNESS From the sermon series, “Shine Your Light: Manifesting Epiphany.”
SERMON: Embrace the Outsider.
Audio of sermon preached at St. John’s UCC, Bongards, MN. February 3, 2019. You can listen to it here: Embrace The Outsider