Sermons

Clicking the links below will send you to sermons hosted on wherethewind.com, the website of our rector, the Rev. Adam Thomas. Here’s a quick prayer to pray in preparation for listening to or reading a sermon.

Gracious God, help me to be open to an encounter with your living Word through the words of the preacher. Make me attentive to the moment in the sermon that is about me, and grant me the grace to live each day of my life attentive to your Word speaking to me in myriad ways. In the name of that Word, your Son Jesus Christ, I pray. Amen.

2021

Astonishing Words About Wealth” (Sunday, October 10, 2021 || Proper 23B || Mark 10:17-31)

The Anonymous Scholarly Paper of an Early Follower of Jesus” (Sunday, October 3, 2021 || Proper 22B || Hebrews 1:1-4; 2:5-12)

Be-Loved” (Sunday, September 26, 2021 || Proper 21B || Mark 9:38-50)

Seeds of Peace” (Sunday, September 19, 2021 || PROPER 20B || James 3:13-4:3, 7-8a)

High Noon (updated)” (Sunday, September 12, 2021 || Proper 19B || Mark 8:27-38)

Water in the Desert” (Sunday, September 5, 2021 || Proper 18B || Holy Baptism)

Intentions” (Sunday, August 29, 2021 || Proper 17B || Mark 7:1-23)

The Armor of God” (Sunday, August 22, 2021 || Proper 16B || Ephesians 6:10-20)

The Wishing Prayer” (Sunday, August 15, 2021 || Proper 15B || 1 Kings 2:10-12; 3:3-14)

Fear and Trust” (Sunday, August 8, 2021 || Proper 14B || John 6:35, 41-51)

Grace-Full” (Sunday, July 4, 2021 || Proper 9B || 2 Corinthians 2:2-10)

Two Hands” (Sunday, June 27, 2021 || Proper 8B || Mark 5:21-43)

God’s Divine Math” (Sunday, June 20, 21 || Proper 7B || 2 Corinthians 6:1-13)

P.O.V.” (Sunday, June 13, 2021 || Proper 6B || 1 Samuel 15:34-16:13; 2 Corinthians 5:6-10,14-17)

Word. Love. Dream.” (Sunday, June 6, 2021 || Proper 5B || Mark 3:20-35)

Ambivalence and the Holy Trinity” (Sunday, May 30, 2021 || Trinity Sunday B)

Staying in Touch” (Sunday, May 23, 2021 || Pentecost B || Acts 2:1-21; John 15:26-27; 16:4b-15)

Psalms of Uncertainty” (Sunday, May 16, 2021 || Easter 7B || Psalm 1)

Of Asparagus and Introspection” (Sunday, May 9, 2021 || Easter 6B || Acts 10:44-48)

Other Sheep” (Sunday, April 25, 2021 || Easter 4B || John 10:11-18)

What We Will Be” (Sunday, April 18, 2021 || Easter 3B || Psalm 4; 1 John 3:1-7)

Peace Be With You” (Sunday, April 11, 2021 || Easter 2B || John 20:19-31)

The Cliffhanger” (Sunday, April 4, 2021 || Easter Sunday B || Mark 16:1-8)

Field Trip to Jerusalem” (Sunday, March 28, 2021 || Palm/Passion B || Mark 14–15)

We Wish to See Jesus” (Sunday, March 21, 2021 || Lent 5B || John 12:20-33)

Being Saved” (Sunday, March 14, 2021 || Lent 4B || Numbers 21:4-9; Ephesians 2:1-10; John 3:14-21)

The Temple of His Body” (Sunday, March 7, 2021 || Lent 3B || John 2:13-22)

The Cross of Compassion” (Sunday, February 28, 2021 || Lent 2B || Mark 8:31-38)

The Rainbow” (Sunday, February 21, 2021 || Lent 1B || Genesis 9:8-17)

The Loving Gaze of God” (Sunday, February 14, 2021 || Last Epiphany B || Mark 9:2-9)

Grasshoppers” (Sunday, February 7, 2021 || Epiphany 5B || Isaiah 40:21-31)

Prophecy” (Sunday, January 31, 2021 || Epiphany 4B || Deuteronomy 18:15-20)

Follow Me” (Sunday, January 24, 2021 || Epiphany 3B || Mark 1:14-20)

I Saw You” (Sunday, January 17, 2021 || Epiphany 2B || John 1:43-51)

One Step Behind Jesus” (Sunday, January 10, 2021 || Epiphany 1B || Mark 1:4-11)

The Garden and the Wasteland (updated)” (Sunday, January 3, 2021 || Christmas 2 || Luke 2:41-52)

2020

Mercy Wild” (Sunday, December 20, 2020 || Advent 4B || Luke 1:26-38)

Sent by God (of Bible Hero Syndrome)” (Sunday, December 13, 2020 || Advent 3B || John 1:6-8, 19-28)

Weightlifting” (Sunday, December 6, 2020 || Advent 2B || Isaiah 40:1-11)

First Sunday of Advent” (Sunday, November 29, 2020 || Advent 1A || Preached by the Rev. Dr. William Carl Thomas

Author-ity” (Sunday, November 22, 2020 || Reign of Christ Year A || Ephesians 1:15-23)

1,142 Thank Yous” (Sunday, November 8, 2020 || Proper 27A || Matthew 25:1-13)

The Upside Down” (Sunday, November 1, 2020 || All Saints A || Matthew 5:1-12)

The Tinker and the Prince (A Fairy Tale Sermon)” (Sunday, October 25, 2020 || Proper 25A || Matthew 22:34-46)

Prayer and Anxiety” (Sunday, October 18, 2020 || Proper 24A || Exodus 33:12-23)

Bishop Ian’s Sermon (Sunday, October 11, 2020 || Proper 23A || Matthew 22:1-14)

Three Kinds of Power (With a Lot of Help from Star Wars)” (Sunday, October 4, 2020 || Proper 22A || Philippians 3:4b-14)

I Don’t Know (Third Base!)” (Sunday, September 27, 2020 || Proper 21A || Matthew 21:23-32)

Surge Capacity” (Sunday, September 20, 2020 || Proper 20A || Exodus 16:2-15)

The Funeral Anthem: A Meditation” (Sunday, September 13, 2020 || Proper 19A || Romans 14:1-12)

In the Middle of Them” (Sunday, September 6, 2020 || Proper 18A || Matthew 18:15-20)

Get Behind Me, Satan” (Sunday, August 30 || Proper 17A || Matthew 16:21-28)

Renewing Our Minds” (Sunday. August 23, 2020 || Proper 16A || Romans 12:1-8)

40,000 Words” (Sunday, August 9, 2020 || Proper 14A || Matthew 14:22-33)

Dependence Day” (Sunday, July 5, 2020 || Proper 9A || Matthew 11:16-19, 25-30)

Getting to Know Jesus” (Sunday, June 28, 2020 || Proper 8A || Romans 6:12-23)

The God Who Sees” (Sunday, June 21, 2020 || Proper 7A || Genesis 21:8-21)

The Meaning of Stories” (Sunday, June 14, 2020 || Proper 6A || Genesis 18:1-15; 21:1-7)

Reconnecting by Disconnecting” (Sunday, June 7, 2020 || Trinity Sunday A || Genesis 1:1–2:4a) Youth Sunday Sermon preached by Finn Koehler

Disrupt/Comfort” (Sunday, May 31, 2020 || Pentecost A || Acts 2:1-21; John 20:19-23)

Be My Witnesses” (Sunday, May 24, 2020 || Easter 7A || Acts 1:6-14)

The Impulse to Pray” (Sunday, May 17, 2020 || Easter 6A || John 14:15-21)

Into Your Hands” (Sunday, May 10, 2020 || Easter 5A || Psalm 31)

The Threefold Voice” (Sunday, May 3, 2020 || Easter 4A || John 1:1-10)

The Fire of Faith” (Sunday, April 26, 2020 || Easter 3A || Luke 24:13-35)

Breathing on Statues (updated)” (Sunday, April 19, 2020 || Easter 2A || John 20:19-31)

Why Are You Weeping?” (Sunday, April 12, 2020 || Easter Day A || John 20:1-18)

Lamentation” (Sunday, April 5, 2020 || Palm/Passion Sunday A || Passion According to Matthew)

Why Jesus Wept” (Sunday, March 29, 2020 || Lent 5A || John 11:1-45)

Deep Breaths with Palestrina” (Sunday, March 22, 2020 || Lent 4A || Psalm 23; John 9:1-41)

Everything I Have Ever Done” (Sunday, March 15, 2020 || Lent 3A || John 4:5-42)

New Questions” (Sunday, March 8, 2020 || Lent 2A || John 3:1-17)

To Serve and Preserve” (Sunday, March 1, 2020 || Lent 1A || Genesis 2:15-17; 3:1-7)

Face Paint” (Wednesday, February 26, 2020 || Ash Wednesday || Matthew 6:1-6, 16-21)

Transactions and Relationships” (Sunday, February 16, 2020 || Epiphany 6A || Deuteronomy 30:15-20)

Shine Through” (Sunday, February 9, 2020 || Epiphany 5A || Matthew 5:13-20)

Something of You in Each Other” (Sunday, February 2, 2020 || Feast of the Presentation || Luke 2:22-40)

Old Life, New Life” (Sunday, January 26, 2020 || Epiphany 3A || Matthew 4:12-23)

Where Are You Staying?” (Sunday, January 19, 2020 || Epiphany 2A || John 1:19-42)

Righteousness and Grace” (Sunday, January 12, 2020 || Epiphany 1A || Matthew 3:13-17)

New Year’s Intentions” (Sunday, January 5, 2020 || Christmas 2)

2019

A Bard’s Christmas Song” (Wednesday, December 26, 2019 || Christmas Day)

Rightside Up Again” (Tuesday, December 24, 2019 || Christmas Eve || Luke 2:1-20)

Beyond Fear” (Sunday, December 22, 2019 || Advent 4A || Matthew 1:18-25)

New Reality” (Sunday, December 15, 2019 || Advent 3A || Matthew 11:2-11)

Change Your Hearts and Lives” (Sunday, December 8, 2019 || Advent 2A || Matthew 3:1-12)

I Will Give You Words” (Sunday, November 17, 2019 || Proper 28C || Luke 21:5-19)

Engage, Expand, Reach Deeper” (Sunday, November 10, 2019 || Proper 27C || Luke 20:27-38)

Play Your Game, Not Theirs” (Sunday, November 3, 2019 || All Saints’ C || Luke 6:20-31)

Noise-Canceling Headphones” (Sunday, October 27, 2019 || Preached by the Rev. Dr. William Carl Thomas)

God-Breathed” (Sunday, October 20, 2019 || Proper 24C || 2 Timothy 3:14 – 4:5)

Thank You, God” (Sunday, October 13, 2019 || Proper 23C || Luke 17:11-19)

Laid Bare” (Sunday, October 6, 2019 || Proper 22C || Psalm 137)

Walk in Love” (Sunday, September 29, 2019 || Proper 21C || Luke 16:19-31)

Twenty Bucks” (Sunday, September 22, 2019 || Proper 20C || Luke 16:1-13)

The Found Sheep” (Sunday, September 15, 2019 || Proper 19C || Luke 15:1-10)

On the Basis of Love” (Sunday, September 8, 2019 || Proper 18C || Philemon 1-21)

Three Stories of Jesus” (Sunday, September 1, 2019 || Proper 17C || Hebrews 13:1-8, 15-16)

Red Yarn” (Sunday, August 25, 2019 || Proper 16C || Luke 13:10-17)

Cloud of Witnesses” (Sunday, August 18, 2019 || Proper 15C || Hebrews 11:29–12:2)

Thoughts and Prayers” (Sunday, August 11, 2019 || Proper 14C || Isaiah 1:1, 10-20)

My Story” (Sunday, August 4, 2019 || Proper 13C || The Rev. Stacey Kohl)

Listening From the Margins” (Sunday, July 28, 2019 || Proper 12C || Hosea 1:2-10 || The Rev. Stacey Kohl)

Words Matter” (Sunday, July 21, 2019 || Proper 11C || Amos 8:1-12 || The Rev. Stacey Kohl)

God’s Spokespeople” (Sunday, July 14, 2019 || Proper 10C || The Rev. Stacey Kohl)

The Power of a Simple Act” (Sunday, July 7, 2019 || Proper 9C || 2 Kings 5:1-14 ||The Rev. Stacey Kohl)

Getting to Know You: Elijah” (Sunday, June 30, 2019 || Proper 8C || 2 Kings 2:1-2, 6-14 ||The Rev. Stacey Kohl)

Beyond Our Expectations” (Sunday, June 23, 2019 || Proper 7C || 1 Kings 19:1-15a, Galatians 3:23-29, Luke 8:26-39 ||The Rev. Stacey Kohl)

Bad Analogies” (Sunday, June 16, 2019 || Trinity Sunday || The Rev. Stacey Kohl)

Two Days to Celebrate” (Sunday, June 9, 2019 || Pentecost C || Acts 2:1-21 || The Rev. Stacey Kohl)

Caroline Luethy’s Youth Sunday Sermon” (Sunday, June 2, 2018 || Easter 7C || Graduating Senior Caroline Luethy)

The Shalom of Christ” (Sunday, May 26, 2019 || Easter 6C || John 14:23-29 || The Rev. Stacey Kohl)

A Normal Welcome” (Sunday, May 19, 2019 || Easter 5C || Acts 11:1-18 || The Rev. Stacey Kohl)

A Mother’s Love” (Sunday, May 12, 2019 || Easter 4C || Revelation 7:9-17 || The Rev. Stacey Kohl)

You’re Not You When You’re Hungry” (Sunday, May 5, 2019 || Easter 3C || John 21:1-19 || The Rev. Stacey Kohl)

Doubting Thomas” (Sunday, April 28, 2019 || Easter 2C || John 20:19-31 || The Rev. Stacey Kohl)

Both Miner and the Vein of Gold” (Sunday, April 21, 2019 || Easter Day C || John 20:1-18)

Goodness” (Sunday, April 14, 2019 || Palm/Passion C || Luke 19:28-40)

One Gospel” (Sunday, April 7, 2019 || Lent 5C || John 12:1-8)

Imperfect Vessels” (Sunday, March 31, 2019 || Lent 4C || Luke 15:1-3, 11-32)

Take Off Your Shoes” (Sunday, March 24, 2019 || Lent 3C || Exodus 3:1-15 || The Rev. Stacey Kohl)

The House of the Lord” (Sunday, March 17, 2019 || Lent 2C || Psalm 27; Luke 13:31-35)

Twisted Scripture” (Sunday, March 10, 2019 || Lent 1C || Luke 4:1-13)

Remember You Are Dust” (Wednesday March 6, 2019 || Ash Wednesday || The Rev. Stacey Kohl)

Eye on the Sparrow” (Sunday, March 3, 2019 || Last Epiphany C || Exodus 34:29-36)

People Who Are Not Like Us” (Sunday, February 24, 2019 || Epiphany 7C || Luke 6:27-38 || The Rev. Stacey Kohl)

Curses and Blessings” (Sunday, February 17, 2019 || Epiphany 5C || Luke 6:17-26)

Join the Movement” (Sunday, February 10, 2019 || Epiphany 5C || Luke 5:1-11)

Beyond the Zone” (Sunday, February 3, 2019 || Epiphany 4C || Jeremiah 1:4-10)

Only the Present” (Sunday, January 27, 2019 || Epiphany 3C || Luke 4:14-21)

Touchpoints of Holiness” (Sunday, January 20, 2019 || Epiphany 2C || Psalm 36 || The Rev. Stacey Kohl)

Like a Dove” (Sunday, January 13, 2019 || Epiphany 1C || Isaiah 43:1-7; Luke 3:21-22)

Arise, Shine” (Sunday, January 6, 2019 || Feast of the Epiphany || Isaiah 60:1-6; Matthew 2:1-12)

2018

A Moment with God” (Sunday, December 23, 2018 || Advent 4C || Luke 1:39-45)

Here and Now” (Sunday, December 9, 2018 || Advent 2C || Luke 3:1-6)

On the Way to Bethlehem” (Sunday, December 2, 2018 || Advent 1C || The Rev. Stacey Kohl)

Better Questions” (Sunday, November 25, 2018 || Reign of Christ B || John 18:33-37(38))

The Posture of Belief” (Sunday, November 18, 2018 || Proper 28B || Hebrews 10:11-14, 19-25)

God’s Unsung Miracles” (Sunday, November 11, 2018 || Proper 27B || 1 Kings 17:8-16)

An Already Life in a Not Yet World” (Sunday, November 4, 2018 || All Saints Sunday || John 11:32-44)

The Iterative Process of Faith” (Sunday, October 28, 2018 || Proper 25B || Mark 10:46-52)

True Mutuality” (Sunday, October 21, 2018 || Proper 24B || Mark 10:35-45)

Go, Sell What Owns You” (Sunday, October 14, 2018 || Proper 23B || Mark 10:17-31)

I Had a Choice” (Sunday, October 7, 2018 || Proper 22B || Mark 10:2-16)

The ‘Now-Then’ Problem” (Sunday, September 23, 2018 || Proper 20B || Proverbs 31:10-31)

The True Messiah” (Sunday, September 16, 2018 || Proper 19B ||Mark 8:27-38)

The Faithfulness of God” (Sunday, September 9, 2018 || Proper 18B || James 2:1-17)

The Baptismal Life” (Sunday, September 2, 2018 || Proper 17B || Mark 7:1-18, 14-15, 21-23)

You Will Be Found” (Sunday, August 26, 2018 || Proper 16B || John 6:56-69)

The Wisdom of Solomon” (Sunday, August 19, 2018 || Proper 15B || 2 Kings 2:10-12; 3:3-14)

Be Angry” (Sunday, August 12, 2018 || Proper 14B || Ephesians 4:25 – 5:2)

Sabbath 101” (Sunday, August 5, 2018 || Proper 13B || The Rev. Stacey Kohl)

Five Small Loaves and Two Measly Fish” (Sunday, July 29, 2018 || Proper 12B || John 6:1-21 || The Rev. Stacey Kohl)

Come Away and Rest Awhile” (Sunday, July 22, 2018 || Proper 11B || Mark 6:30-34, 53-56 || The Rev. Stacey Kohl)

Good Guys and Bad Guys” (Sunday, July 15, 2018 || Proper 10B |Mark 6:24-39)

The Airport Rule” (Sunday, July 8, 2018 || Proper 9B || Mark 6:1-13)

Psalm 130, Expanded” (Sunday, July 1, 2018 || Proper 8B || Psalm 130)

A Wide Open Heart” (Sunday, June 24, 2018 || Proper 7B || 2 Corinthians 6:1-13)

In Christ” (Sunday, June 17, 2018 || Proper 6B || 2 Corinthians 5:6-10, 14-17)

#BeThe1To” (Sunday, June 10, 2018 || Proper 5B || The Rev. Stacey Kohl)

Tom Readett’s Youth Sunday Sermon” (Sunday, June 3, 2018 || Proper 4B || Graduating Senior Tom Readett)

Faith Behind Door #3” (Sunday, May 27, 2018 || Trinity Sunday B || John 3:1-17)

What the Spirit is Saying” (Sunday, May 20, 2018 || Pentecost B || John15:26-27; 16:4b-15)

As I Have Loved You” (Sunday, May 6, 2018 || Easter 6B || John 15:9-17)

God’s Abiding Presence” (Sunday, April 29, 2018 || Easter 5B || John 15:1-8)

Heart Expansion” (Sunday, April 22, 2018 || Easter 4B || 1 John 3:16-24)

Radical Aliveness” (Sunday, April 15 2018 || Easter 3B || Luke 24:36b-48)

The Intention of Peace” (Sunday, April 8, 2018 || Easter 2B || John 20:19-31)

Rolling Away the Stone” (Sunday, April 1, 2018 || Easter Sunday B || Mark 16:1-8)

I Am. I Am Not.” (Friday, March 30, 2018 || Good Friday || John’s Passion)

The Illusion of Self-Sufficiency” (Thursday, March 29, 2018 || Maundy Thursday || John 13:1-17, 31b-35)

Magnetic Atonement” (Sunday, March 25 , 2018 || Palm/Passion B || Mark’s Passion)

My Soul is Troubled” (Sunday, March 18, 2018 || Lent 5B || John 12:20-33)

The Giver” (Sunday, March 11, 2018 || Lent 4B || John 3:14-21)

Always the Same, Yet Ever New” (Sunday, March 4, 2018 || Lent 3B || John 2:13-22)

Turning Points” (Sunday, February 25, 2018 || Lent 2B || Genesis 17:1-7, 15-16)

A Bird’s Eye View” (Sunday, February 18, 2018 || Lent 1B || Mark 1:9-15)

Planting a Seed” (Ash Wednesday, February 14, 2018)

Spiritual Topography” (Sunday, February 11, 2018 || Last Epiphany B || Mark 9:2-9)

The Whole City” (Sunday, February 4, 2018 || Epiphany 5B || Mark 1:29-39)

Live Deep, Live Wide” (Sunday, January 28, 2018 || Epiphany 4B || Mark 1:21-28)

Positive Presence” (Sunday, January 21, 2018 || Epiphany 3B || Jonah 3:1-5, 10; Mark 1:14-20)

Can You Hear It?” (Sunday, January 14, 2018 || Epiphany 2B || 1 Samuel 3:1-10)

You Are My Child (2018)” (Sunday, January 7, 2018 || Epiphany 1B || Mark 1:4-11)

2017

One Week Later” (Sunday, December 31, 2017 || Christmas 1 || The Rev. Stacey Kohl)

The Uniqueness of the Incarnation” (Sunday, December 24, 2017 || Christmas Eve || Hebrews 1:1-4; John 1:1-14)

Dona Nobis Pacem” (Sunday, December 10, 2017 || Advent 2B || Psalm 85)

Awareness and Thanksgiving” (Sunday, December 3, 2017 || Advent 1B || 1 Corinthians 1:3-9; Mark 13:24-37)

The Widow’s Note” (Sunday, November 26, 2017 || Reign of Christ A || Ephesians 1:15-23; Matthew 25:31-46)

Gratefuls” (Thursday, November 23, 2017 || Thanksgiving Day)

The Breastplate of Faith and Love” (Sunday, November 19, 2017 || Proper 28A || 1 Thessalonians 5:1-11)

Bursting Bubbles” (Sunday, November 12, 2017 || Proper 27A)

With God’s Help” (Sunday, November 5, 2017 || All Saints’ Sunday ||  preached by the Rev. Stacey Kohl)

The Wrong People” (Sunday, October 22, 2017 || Proper 24A || Matthew 22:15-22)

Albums and Playlists” (Sunday, October 15, 2017 || Proper 23A || Philippians4:1-9; Matthew 22:1-14)

The Pearl” (Sunday, October 8, 2019 || Proper 22A || Philippians 3:4b-14)

Opposable Thumbs” (Sunday, October 1, 2017 || Proper 21A || Philippians 2:1-13)

Radical Geneorsity” (Sunday, September 24, 2017 || Proper 20A || Matthew 20:1-16 || preached by Curate Stacey Kohl)

Common Ground” (Sunday, September 17, 2017 || Proper 19A || Romans 14:1-12; Matthew 18:21-35)

The Moment of Encounter, part 2: The Confessions” (Sunday, September 10, 2017 || Proper 18A || Romans 13:8-14)

The Moment of Encounter, part 1: The Burning Bush” (Sunday, September 3, 2017 || Proper 17A || Exodus 3:1-14)

The Path of Totality” (Sunday, August 27, 2017 || Proper 16A || Romans 12:1-9)

Directing Creativity: The Story of Joseph” (Sunday, August 20, 2017 || Proper 15A || Genesis 37-47)

God is Love, and Love Wins” (Sunday, August 13, 2017 || Proper 14A)

Take My Yoke Upon You: The Examen (part 2 of 2)” (Sunday, July 16, 2017 || Proper 10A)

This Little Light of Mine” (Sunday, August 6, 2017 || Feast of the Transfiguration || preached by Curate Stacey Kohl)

Take My Yoke Upon You (part 2 of 2)” (Sunday, July 16, 2017 || Proper 10A)

Take My Yoke Upon You (part 1 of 2)” (Sunday, July 9, 2017 || Proper 9A || Matthew 11:16-19, 25-30)

How Long, O Lord?” (Sunday, July 2, 2017 || Proper 8A || Psalm 13)

The Twelve” (Sunday, June 18, 2017 || Proper 6A || Matthew 9:35 – 10:8)

Diversity Without Division, Unity Without Uniformity” (Sunday, June 11, 2017 || Trinity A)

Youth Sunday Sermon” (Sunday, June 4, 2017 || Pentecost A)

Don’t Wait for Death” (Sunday, May 28, 2017 || Easter 7A || John 17:1-11)

Magnetic Mercy” (Sunday, May 21, 2017 || Easter 6A || Acts 17:22-31)

Restoration” (Sunday, May 14, 2017 || Easter 5A || Acts 7:55-60)

Worst Enemies” (Sunday, May 7, 2017 || Easter 4A || John 10:1-10)

Mark and the Movement” (Sunday, April 30, 2017 || Feast of St. Mark’s (transferred) || Mark 1:1-15)

So I Send You” (Sunday, April 23, 2017 || Easter 2A || John 20:19-31)

Two Gardens” (Sunday, April 16, 2017 || Easter, Year A || John 20:1-18)

The Day of Preparation” (Friday, April 14, 2017 || Good Friday || Passion according to John)

The Last Supper” (Thursday, April 13, 2017 || Maundy Thursday || 1 Corinthians 11:23-26)

Who is this Jesus?” (Sunday, April 9, 2017 || Palm/Passion Sunday A || Matthew 22:1-11; Matthew 26:36 – 27:56)

If You Had Been Here” (Sunday, April 2, 2017 || Lent 5A || John 11:1-45)

The Gift of God: With 10 Handy Guidelines for Interpretation” (Sunday, March 19, 2017 || Lent 3A || John 4:5-42)

The Guest Star” (Sunday, March 12, 2017 || Lent 2A || John 3:1-17; 7:45-52; 19:38-42)

The Reboot” (Sunday, March 7th, 2016 || Lent 1A || Matthew 4:1-11 || preached by Former Ministry Intern Stacey Kohl)

The God-Fountain” (Ash Wednesday, March 1, 2017)

Transformed: God’s Point of View, part 8 of 8” (Sunday, February 26, 2017 || Last Epiphany A || Matthew 17:1-9)

Finished: God’s Point of View, part 7 of 8” (Sunday, February 19, 2017 || Epiphany 7A || Matthew 5:38-48)

Unfinished: God’s Point of View, part 6 of 8” (Sunday, February 12, 2017 || Epiphany 6A || Matthew 5:21-37)

I Can Be Love” (Sunday, February 5, 2017 || Epiphany 5A || Matthew 5:13-20)

Blessed: God’s Point of View, part 4 of 8” (Sunday, January 29, 2017 || Epiphany 4A || Matthew 5:1-12)

Gifted: God’s Point of View, part 3 of 8” (Sunday, January 22, 2017 || Epiphany 3A || Matthew 4:12-23)

Befriended: God’s Point of View, part 2 of 8” (Sunday, January 15, 2017 || Epiphany 2A || John 1:29-42)

Beloved: God’s Point of View, part 1 of 8” (Sunday, January 8, 2017 || Epiphany 1A || Matthew 3:13-17)

A Meditation on the Priestly Prayer” (Sunday, January 1, 2017 || Holy Name || Numbers 6:22-27)

2016

Our Impatient Savior” (Saturday, December 24, 2016 || Christmas Eve || Luke 2:1-20)

The Spiritual Desert” (Sunday, December 11, 2016 || Advent 3A || Isaiah 35:1-10)

Both/And Reality” (Sunday, November 27, 2016 || Advent 1A || Matthew 24:36-44; Romans 13:11-14)

The Words on Jesus’ Lips” (Sunday, November 20, 2016 || Christ the King C || Luke 23:33-46)

What About the Stones?” (Sunday, November 13th, 2016 || Proper 28C || preached by Former Ministry Intern Stacey Kohl)

Better Angels” (Sunday, November 6, 2016 || All Saints C || Luke 6:20-31)

Responsibility” (Sunday, October 30, 2016 || Proper 26C || Luke 19:1-10)

Finishing the Race” (Sunday, October 23, 2016 || Proper 25C || 2 Timothy 4:6-8, 16-18; Luke 189-14)

Fueling Our Hope” (Sunday, October 16, 2016 || Proper 24C || Luke 18:1-8)

Naaman Syndrome” (Sunday, October 9, 2016 || Proper 23C || 2 Kings 5:1-3, 7-15c)

Acts of Faith” (Sunday, October 2, 2016 || Proper 22C || Luke 17:5-10; 2 Timothy 1:1-14)

Great Chasms” (Sunday, September 25, 2016 || Proper 21C || Luke 16:19-31)

Can’t Buy Me Love” (Sunday, September 18, 2016 || Proper 20C || Luke 16:1-13)

Claiming our Mission” (Sunday, September 11, 2016 || Proper 19C || Luke 15:1-10)

Jesus’ Sales Pitch” (Sunday, September 4, 2016 || Proper 18C || Luke 14:25-33)

Spiritual Deadheading” (Sunday, August 28, 2016 || Proper 17C || Hebrews 13:1-8, 15-16)

The Freedom of Sabbath” (Sunday, August 21st, 2016 || Proper 16C || Luke 13:10-17)

Peace Beyond Propaganda” (Sunday, August 14, 2016 || Proper 15C || Luke 12:49-56)

Doubt Not” (Sunday, August 7th, 2016 || Proper 14C || preached by Ministry Intern Stacey Kohl)

Born Again, parts 3 & 4: Break Open and Pay Attention” – Transcript (Sunday, July 17, 2016 || Proper 11C || Luke 10:25-42)

Dangerous Unselfishness” – Transcript (Sunday, July 10, 2016 || Proper 10C || Luke 10:25-37)

Born Again, part 2: New Hands, New Feet, New Eyes” – Transcript (Sunday, July 3, 2016 || Proper 9C || Luke 10:1-11, 16-20)

Born Again, part 1: New Life” – Transcript (Sunday, June 26, 2016 || Proper 8C || Luke 9:51-62)

There’s Only Us” – Transcript (Sunday, June 19, 2016 || Proper 7C || Galatians 3:23-29)

Willful Seeing” (Sunday, June 12, 2016 || Proper 6C || Luke 7:36–8:3)

A Silent Story” (Sunday, June 5, 2016 || Proper 5C || Luke 7:11-17 || preached by Ministry Intern Stacey Kohl)

How Much Are You Worth?” (Sunday, May 29, 2016 || Proper 4C || Luke 7:1-10)

God and Not-God: A Short History” (Sunday, May 22, 2016 || Trinity Sunday C || John 12:12-15)

On the Holy Spirit (With Help from Obi-Wan Kenobi)” (Sunday, May 15, 2016 || Pentecost C || Acts 2:1-21)

Come, Lord Jesus” (Sunday, May 8, 2016 || Easter 7C || Revelation 22)

The Inciting Incident” (Sunday, May 1, 2016 || Easter 6C || John 5:1-9)

Revealing the Present, Changing the Future” (Sunday, April 24, 2016 || Easter 5C || Revelation 21:1-6)

Three Lines of Salt” (Sunday, April 17, 2016 || Easter 4C || Psalm 23; Revelation 7:9-17)

The Recipe for Doubt” (Sunday, April 3 || Easter 2C || John 20:19-31)

The Living Among the Dead” (Sunday, March 27, 2016 || Easter Day C || Luke 24:1-12)

Here is Your Son” (Friday, March 25, 2016 || Good Friday || John 19:25-27)

Three Parades” (Sunday, March 20, 2016 || Palm/Passion Sunday C || Luke 19:28-40; Luke 23)

Reaching into Eternity” (Sunday, March 13, 2016 || Lent 5C || John 12:1-11)

Healing Brokenness” (Sunday, March 6, 2016 || Lent 4C || 2 Corinthians 5:16-21; Luke 15:1-3, 11b-32)

The Grace of the Fig Tree” (Sunday, February 28, 2016 || Lent 3C || Luke 13:1-9)

Citizenship in Heaven” (Sunday, February 21, 2016 || Lent 2C || Philippians 3:17–4:1)

Love Never Ends: A Homily for Megan Palmer ” (Saturday, February 20, 2015 || 1 Corinthians 13)

Tell Me a Story” (Sunday, February 14, 2016 || Lent 1C || Deuteronomy 26:1-11; Luke 4:1-13)

Transfigured Eyes” (Sunday, February 7, 2016 || Last Epiphany C || Luke 9:28-36)

A Still More Excellent Way” (Sunday, January 31, 2016 || Epiphany 4C || 1 Corinthians 13:1-13)

Pull Back the Lens” (Sunday, January 24, 2016 || Epiphany 3C || 1 Corinthians 12:12-31a; preached by Ministry Intern Stacey Kohl)

Mothers and Sons” (Sunday, January 17, 2016 || Epiphany 2C || John 2:1-11)

God’s Dazzling Truth” (Sunday, January 10, 2016 || Epiphany 1C || Luke 3:15-17, 21-22)

Tapestry” (Sunday, January 3, 2016 || Christmas 2 || Luke 2:41-52)

2015

Made His Home” (Thursday, December 24, 2015 || Christmas Eve || John 1:1-14)

The Whispered Power of God” (Sunday, December 13, 2015 || Advent 3C || Luke 3:7-18)

Advent in Haiti” (Sunday, December 6, 2015 || Advent 2C)

It’s Going to be Okay” (Sunday, November 29, 2015 || Advent 1C || Luke 21:25-36; preached by Ministry Intern Stacey Kohl)

Listen for Truth” (Sunday, November 22, 2015 || Christ the King Year B || John 18:33-37)

Hold Fast to Hope” (Sunday, November 15, 2015 || Proper 28B || Hebrews 10:11-25)

The Long Prayer” (Sunday, November 8, 2015 || Proper 27B || Mark 12:38-44)

God-Tinted Lenses” (Sunday, November 1, 2015 || All Saints’ Day B || John 11:32-44)

Let Me See Again” (Sunday, October 25, 2015 || Proper 25B || Mark 10:46-52)

Three Little Deaths” (Sunday, October 18, 2015 || Proper 24B || Mark 10:(32-34) 35-45)

Giving in Five Directions” (Sunday, October 11, 2015 || Proper 23B || Mark 10:17-31)

Never Alone” (Sunday, October 4, 2015 || Proper 22B || Mark 10:2-16)

Eldad and Medad” (Sunday, September 27, 2015 || Proper 21B || Numbers 11:4-6, 10-16, 24-29; preached by Ministry Intern Stacey Kohl)

The Line After Recess” (Sunday, September 20, 2015 || Proper 20B || Mark 9:30-37)

Mistaken Identity” (Sunday, September 13, 2015 || Proper 19B || Mark 8:27-38)

Be Opened” (Sunday, September 6, 2015 || Proper 18B || Mark 7:24-37)

Action Verbs” (Sunday, August 30, 2015 || Proper 17B || James 1:17-27)

The Rock and the River” (Sunday, August 23, 2015 || Proper 16B || John 6:56-69; Joshua 24:1-2a, 14-18)

Wisdom’s Cry” (Sunday, August 16, 2015 || Proper 15B || Proverbs 9:1-6)

Promise. Invitation. Mission.” (Sunday, August 9, 2015 || Proper 14B || John 6:35, 41-51)

Right and Right” (Sunday, July 12, 2015 || Proper 10B || Mark 6:14-29)

Perfect in Weakness” (Sunday, July 5, 2015 || Proper 9B || 2 Corinthians 12:2-10; Mark 6:1-13)

Name the Stars” (Sunday, June 28, 2015 || Proper 8B || Mark 5:21-43)

Four Faiths” (Sunday, June 21, 2015 || Proper 7B || Mark 4:35-41)

Speaking in Parables” (Sunday, June 14, 2015 || Proper 6B || Mark 4:26-34)

The Blueprint” (Sunday, May 31, 2015 || Trinity Sunday B)

A Story About the Holy Spirit” (Sunday, May 24, 2015 || Pentecost B || Romans 8:22-27)

You Know my Heart” (Sunday May 17, 2015 || Easter 7B || Acts 1:15-17, 21-26)

Precipice” (Sunday, May 10, 2015 || Easter 6B || Acts 10:44-48; Psalm 98)

What is to Prevent Me?” (Sunday, May 3, 2015 || Easter 5B || Acts 8:26-40)

As You Wish” (Sunday, April 26, 2015 || Easter 4B || 1 John 3:16-24)

Stigmata” (Sunday, April 19, 2015 || Easter 3B || Luke 24:36b-48)

Behold How Good” (Sunday, April 12, 2015 || Easter 2B || Psalm 133)

Whom are You Looking For?” (Easter Sunday, April 5, 2015 || John 20:1-18)

The Waters of Baptism” (Easter Vigil, April 4, 2015)

The New Version of Me” (Good Friday, April 3, 2015 || Passion according to John)

He Loved Them to the End” (Maundy Thursday, April 2, 2015 || John 13:1-17, 31b-35)

Two Horrible Words” (Sunday, March 29, 2015 || Palm/Passion Sunday B || Mark 14:32–15:47)

Humble Access” (Sunday, March 22, 2015 || Lent 5B || Jeremiah 31:31-34; Psalm 51:1-13)

Kosmos” (Sunday, March 15, 2015 || Lent 4B || John 3:14-21)

Incline Our Hearts” (Sunday, March 8, 2015 || Lent 3B || Exodus 20:1-17)

The Last Week in July” (Sunday, March 1, 2015 || Lent 2B || Mark 8:31-38)

The Battlefield” (Sunday, February 22, 2015 || Lent 1B)

The Ash Remains” (Ash Wednesday, February 18, 2015 || Isaiah 58:1-12; Psalm 103)

The Sixth Word: Revelation (Or Everything Begins Again)” (Sunday, February 15, 2015 || Last Epiphany B || Mark 9:2-9)

The Fifth Word: Rejuvenation (Or with Wings Like Eagles)” (Sunday, February 8, 2015 || Epiphany 5B || Isaiah 40:20-31; Mark 1:29-39)

The Fourth Word: Confrontation (Or Facing Down Demons)” (Sunday, February 1, 2015 || Epiphany 4B || Mark 1:21-28)

The Third Word: Mission (Or the Center of the Cross)” (Sunday, January 25, 2015 || Epiphany 3B || Mark 1:14-20)

The Second Word: Invitation (Or ‘I Know the Way Out’)” (Sunday, January 18, 2015 || Epiphany 2B || 1 Samuel 3:1-10; John 1:43-51)

The First Word: Affirmation (Or the Fundamental Goodness of Creation)” (Sunday, January 11, 2015 || Epiphany 1B || Genesis 1:1-5; Mark 1:4-11)

Going Home” (Sunday, January 4, 2015 || Christmas 2)

2014

Christmas Sonnets” (Sunday, December 28, 2-14 || Christmas 1)

The Arrow” (Sunday, December 14, 2014 || Advent 3B || John 1:6-8, 19-28)

Good News” (Sunday, December 7, 2014 || Advent 2B || Mark 1:1-8)

Miserere Mei” (Sunday, November 23, 2014 || Christ the King A || Matthew 25:31-46)

Playing with Purpose” (Sunday, November 16, 2014 || Proper 28A || Matthew 25:14-30)

Tend Your Light” (Sunday, November 9, 2014 || Proper 27A || Joshua 24:14-25; Matthew 25:1-13)

Affirmation and Celebration” (Sunday, November 2, 2014 || All Saints’ Sunday)

The Last Word for Love” (Sunday, October 26, 2014 || Proper 25A || Matthew 22:34-46)

Giving to God” (Sunday, October 19, 2014 || Proper 24A || Matthew 22:15-22)

P.E.A.C.H.” (Sunday, October 12, 2014 || Proper 23A || Matthew 22:1-14)

The Raw Material of Blessing” (Sunday, October 5, 2014 || Proper 22A)

The Glow” (Sunday, September 28, 2014 || Proper 21A || Philippians 2:1-13)

Someone Else Syndrome” (Sunday, September 21, 2014 || Proper 20A || Matthew 20:1-16)

10,000 Talents” (Sunday, September 14, 2014 || Proper 19A || Matthew 18:21-35)

The Challenge of Christ’s Presence” (Sunday, September 7, 2014 || Proper 18A || Matthew 18:15-20)

A Resounding Yes” (Sunday, August 31, 2014 || Proper 17A || Exodus 3:1-15)

Trailblazer” (Sunday, August 24, 2014 || Proper 16A || Matthew 16:13-20)

The Faith System” (Sunday, August 17, 2014 || Proper 15A || Matthew 15:21-28)

God’s Presence: A Letter to My Children” (Sunday, July 20, 2014 || Proper 11A || Genesis 28:10-19a)

Inside the Golden Box” (Sunday, July 13, 2014 || Proper 10A || Matthew 13:1-9, 18-23)

Once Upon a Time” (Sunday, July 6, 2014 || Proper 9A || Matthew 11:16-19, 25-30)

Walk on Together” (Sunday, June 29, 2014 || Proper 8A || Genesis 22:1-14)

The Comfort and the Challenge” (Sunday, June 22, 2014 || Proper 7A || Matthew 10:24-39)

Secret Names” (Sunday, June 15, 2014 || Trinity Sunday, Year A || Genesis 1:1 – 2:4a)

Spark. Fuel. Fire.” (Sunday, June 8, 2014 || Pentecost A || Acts 2:1-21)

Six Word Witness” (Sunday, May 25, 2014 || Easter 6A || Acts 17:22-31; 1 Peter 3:13-22; John 14:15-21)

Living the Story” (Sunday, May 18, 2014 || Easter 5A || John 14:1-14)

Psalm 23, Expanded” (Sunday, May 11, 2014 || Easter 4A || Psalm 23)

Resting All My Weight” (Sunday, April 27, 2014 || Easter 2A || John 20:19-31)

We Rise with Christ” (Sunday, April 20, 2014 || Easter, Year A || Matthew 28:1-11)

Too Close” (Good Friday, April 18, 2014 || The Passion According to St. John)

A New Dream” (Maundy Thursday, April 17, 2014 || John 13)

A Passion Primer” (Sunday, April 13, 2014 || Palm/Passion Sunday, Year A || The Passion According to St. Matthew)

The Language of Embrace” (Sunday, April 7, 2014 || Lent 5A || John 11:1-45)

Echoing I Am” (Sunday, March 30, 2014 || Lent 4A || John 9:1-41)

Give Me This Water” (Sunday, March 23, 2014 || Lent 3A || John 4:5-42)

Shattered Certainty” (Sunday, March 16, 2014 || Lent 2A || John 3:1-17)

Industry Standard Temptation” (Sunday, March 9, 2014 || Lent 1A || Matthew 4:1-11)

Wonder, Joy, and Fear” (Sunday, March 2, 2014 || Last Epiphany A || Matthew 17:1-9)

True Purpose” (Sunday, February 23, 2014 || Epiphany 7A || Matthew 5:38-48)

What Kind of Life?” (Sunday, February 16, 2014 || Epiphany 6A || Deuteronomy 30:15-20; Matthew 5:21-37)

God’s Glass” (Sunday, February 9, 2014 || Epiphany 5A || Isaiah 58:1-9a, Matthew 5:13-20)

Cue the Sun” (Sunday, February 2, 2014 || The Presentation || Luke 2:22-40)