it’s not a very nice sermon

Tenth Sunday after Pentecost | Texts: Jeremiah 23:23-29, Psalm 82, Hebrews 11:29-12:2, Luke 12:49-56 | I remember in high school one day, walking down the hall to English class with my friend. There were about two minutes left in the passing period, and she kind of curiously asked me to explain real quick what Christianity is and what Christians believe. (My friend was Hindu.)...

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a pentecost sermon on fire, wind, and power

Day of Pentecost | Texts: Ezekiel 37:1-14, Psalm 104:24-34, 35b, Acts 2:1-21, John 15:26-27; 16:4b-15 | The Holy Spirit is fire, and wind, and power. The Spirit of God is something like a violent, noisy rush of wind that barges into the house where it doesn’t belong...