"This life is not a being holy but a becoming holy," Martin Luther writes. But what does that mean? In this post, I ponder what it means to become holy, and how God helps us along the way.
This Will Be a Sign for You: My Sermon on Christmas Eve
A child wrapped in bands of cloth and lying in a manger is a surprising sign that the Messiah had come, but a sign that teaches us what kind of Messiah he would be. Here is my sermon on Christmas Eve.
The Surprise of Christmas: My Sermon on December 22, 2019
Advent may be predictable, but the Christmas story shows us that God is full of surprises! Here is my sermon on Matthew 1:18-25.
Let Your Face Shine: A Reflection on Psalm 80
What a lovely prayer we find in Psalm 80! "Let your face shine." Here is my reflection on it, shared during last night's Advent Vespers Service.
Are You the One? My Sermon on December 15, 2019
Have you ever wondered whether Jesus really is the one? If so, you are not alone. In this Sunday's gospel reading, John the Baptist asks this very question. Here is my sermon on Matthew 11:2-11.
Thy Kingdom Come: A Reflection on Psalm 72
Here is a reflection on a psalm fit for a king, Psalm 72. This was shared during last night's Advent Vespers Service.
Change Your Mind! My Sermon on December 8, 2019
John the Baptist tells us that the best way to get ready for Christmas, and for Christ's promised return, is to change our minds. Here is my sermon on Matthew 3:1-12.
Glad to Go to the House of the Lord: A Reflection on Psalm 122
Here is a reflection on a beloved psalm, sung by countless pilgrims on the journey of faith. Let us go the house of the Lord!
Let Christmas Carry You
Are you trying to carry the burden of Christmas? In this post, I remind myself and you to cast our burdens on the one whose birth we celebrate at Christmas.
Ready? My sermon on the First Sunday in Advent
Advent is here. Are you ready? Jesus is coming, at an unexpected hour. Are you ready? Here is my sermon for the First Sunday in Advent.