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.

Idle Tales and Other Stories We Dare to Believe

Prepared for the Ecumenical University Chaplaincy’s Cathedral@6 (cathédrale18h de l’Aumônerie œcuménique universitaire) Sunday evening service on Easter Sunday, April 21, 2019, based on Luke 24:1-12. I have this bad habit of not believing people. I always think they’re bending the truth, making the story a little bigger than it is, or skirting around the timeline. “DidContinue reading “Idle Tales and Other Stories We Dare to Believe”

Rocks Can Be Hard of Hearing

This sermon was prepared for Wesley United’s Sunday service on February 25, 2018 (Year B Lent 2, Mark 8:31-38). Immediately preceding the Gospel text we read today, we see Jesus challenging his students, asking “Who do you say that I am?” Simon Peter seems to get it right when he replies… “You are the Messiah.”Continue reading “Rocks Can Be Hard of Hearing”