a sermon to trouble the waters

Sixth Sunday of Easter | Texts: Acts 16:9-15, Psalm 67, Revelation 21:10, 22--22:5, John 5:1-9 | I wonder what it was like to lie there for so long. I wonder how it felt for people to walk right by as they entered the city for a celebration...

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a sermon on kings and demons and strong men (oh my)

The texts this week are full of religious and political scandal. After generations of God’s leadership as the people’s highest authority, in today’s reading the people of Israel want a human king. Recent leadership has been corrupt, neighboring kingdoms are gaining power, and economic interests are at stake...