Exiles and Evacuees (a sermon on Isaiah 40:1-11)

God’s grace and peace be with all of you. If you were here last Sunday, I told a story about a traumatic experience from my childhood. When I was in middle school, there was a very bad wildfire that struck my hometown and forced us to evacuate. I have to say, I did not expect … Continue reading Exiles and Evacuees (a sermon on Isaiah 40:1-11)

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Are You Angry Because I Am Merciful? (a sermon on Jonah)

God’s grace and peace be with all of you. “Jonah was in the belly of the fish three days and three nights.” The story of Jonah and the whale—or Jonah and the big fish—is one of those classics of the Sunday school classroom. I think everyone here probably has at least a vague recollection of … Continue reading Are You Angry Because I Am Merciful? (a sermon on Jonah)