Here is a guest post from my daughter, a seminary student who is looking at the death of John the Baptist and asking the question, how do we read the Bible?
Easter means not only that Christ is alive, but that he is with us always, rolling away the stones and obstacles that keep us from him. Here is my Easter sermon on Mark 16:1-8.
A sonnet inspired the story of Jesus healing the Gerasene Demoniac in Mark 5.
Jesus teaches us through his life and ministry that the only life that truly matters is found by losing our life for his sake. Here is my sermon on Mark 8:31-38.
Facing Our Wilderness with Jesus: My Sermon on the First Sunday in Lent
The Transfiguration of Our Lord is an incredible miracle, but what does it mean for us? Here is my sermon, reflecting on this question.
In Mark 1:29-39 we learn that Jesus wants more for us than healing. He wants to usher in the kingdom of God in all its fullness. Here is my sermon on this powerful text.
[Jesus and his disciples] went to Capernaum; and when the sabbath came, he entered the synagogue and taught. They were astounded at his teaching, for he taught them as one having authority, and not as the scribes.Mark 1:21-22 In our modern world – or as some would say, our postmodern world – today’s gospel reading…
Martin Luther once said that "there is on earth no greater comfort than Baptism." What did he mean by that? Here is my answer to that question, using the baptism of Jesus as my guide.
Take up your cross, Jesus said, and follow him. But what if the cross we are asked to bear is not one we want? Here is a poem reflecting on this question.