a sermon on reorienting to upside down

Sixth Sunday after Pentecost | Texts: Genesis 25:19-34, Romans 8:1-11, Matthew 13:1-9, 18-23 | Yesterday, Josh and I visited the Chicago Botanic Garden for the first time. I wouldn’t describe myself as much of a plant person, which I think is part of why I appreciate gardens like that so much. I love to cook with fresh herbs, so a few weeks ago I bought a little pot of dill at the grocery store; I couldn’t keep it alive for more than a few days...

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a sermon on abundant life

Fourth Sunday of Easter | Texts: Acts 2:42-47, Psalm 23, John 10:1-10 | In a time when so many of us are suffering and despairing alienation from God and from each other, it can be difficult to appreciate the image offered by today’s text: Christ as the gate. “I am the gate for the sheep.” ...