Breaking the fourth wall, a call story

This season we’ve been exploring stories of call. Calls that were unexpected—like Samuel hearing an unfamiliar voice in the dark. Calls that challenged our old identities and sense of security with new dreams—like Simon Peter or Elsa of Arendelle. Calls that might have surprised those around us, but not the God who created us—like Mary of Magdala.

The Upside-down Kingdom

This sermon was prepared for Wesley United’s Sunday service on November 19, 2017. The church has pushed Advent ahead by one week, so the readings for the day were for The Reign of Christ the King (Year A Proper 29, Matthew 25:31-46, Psalm 100, Ephesians 1:15-23). Let me start off by saying—wow. The Gospel of Matthew,Continue reading “The Upside-down Kingdom”

Fair’s Fair, Right?

This sermon was prepared for the United Theological College’s weekly chapel service. Year A, Proper 20. Have you ever felt like you were being treated unfairly? That everyone else got more time, more stuff, or didn’t have to work quite as hard? Growing up in a family of three, having everything be “fair” was aContinue reading “Fair’s Fair, Right?”