A Sermon for Those who Know They Are Dust

God’s grace and peace be with all of you. Today, as you know, is Ash Wednesday. This marks the beginning of the season of Lent, a time of prayer and repentance, a time for spiritual discipline as we prepare ourselves for the most sacred part of our Christian faith—Good Friday, when we remember the death … Continue reading A Sermon for Those who Know They Are Dust

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Hurry Up and Rest (a sermon on Mark 1:29-39)

God’s grace and peace be with you all. Over at Shepherd of the Valley, I’m encouraging my people to read through the gospel of Mark during the season of Lent. This year, most of the gospel readings on Sunday mornings come from Mark. Mark is also the shortest of the four gospels, and it’s probably … Continue reading Hurry Up and Rest (a sermon on Mark 1:29-39)

Magnificat (a sermon for the 4th Sunday of Advent)

God’s grace and peace be with all of you. Oh, you faithful few—you, who decided to come to church on Christmas Eve morning, even though some of you may be back in the evening for Christmas Eve services—you, who are getting your fourth Advent Sunday even though it’s December 24th—you faithful few get to hear … Continue reading Magnificat (a sermon for the 4th Sunday of Advent)