Sermons

Limits and Minimums

Epiphany 6 Year A Sirach 15:15-20 Psalm 119 1-8 1 Corinthians 3:1-9 Matthew 5:21-37   Hello… my name is Mike… and I am a sinner… no matter what I do… or don’t do… I am a sinner… not because I want to be… not because of Original Sin… but because I am separated from...

Screen Time Gospel

Epiphany 5 Year A Isaiah 58:1-12 Psalm 112:1-9 1 Corinthians 2:1-12 Matthew 5:13-20 I don’t like doom and gloom… or fire and brimstone… and some of you may not know that I grew up… believing that TV evangelists like John Hagee… and Jerry Falwell… and now Franklin Graham… represented all of Christendom… but I’ve...

Waiting for Redemption

The Presentation Year A Malachi 3:1-4 Psalm 24:7-10 Hebrews 2:14-18 Luke 2:22-40 Bill Williams had been a semi-professional musician… an electronics technician… and a computer and video game designer… but he gave all that up to pursue a Master of Arts Degree from the Lutheran School of Theology… in Chicago… where he received an...

For What are We Listening?

Epiphany 3 Year A Isaiah 9:1-4 Psalm 27:1, 5-13 1 Corinthians 1:10-18 Matthew 4:12-23 It’s still Epiphany… and Jesus is still calling disciples… but first… there’s a story about a farmer from a rural part of the country… and this farmer comes to visit a relative in the big city… and they’re walking down...

For What are We Looking?

Epiphany 2 – Year A Isaiah 49:1-7 Psalm 40:1-12 1 Corinthians 1:1-9 John 1:29-42 It’s still Epiphany… the light of the world… is still revealing itself to the world… in the time frame of today’s Gospel… and in ours… John’s question… are you the one who is to come… or are we to wait...