a sermon under construction

Ninth Sunday after Pentecost | Texts: 2 Samuel 7:1-14a, Psalm 89:20-37, Ephesians 2:11-22, Mark 6:30-34, 53-56 | This summer, we have been following the holy scandals and outrageous stories that happen with God and God’s people. We’ve spent time in the gospel of Mark, where Jesus is traveling around the region, breaking religious rules and teaching in parables, calming the sea and healing a stigmatized woman. His work is so radical that the people in Jesus’s hometown reject him. Scandalous...

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a sermon built on a river

Fourth Sunday in Season of Creation, River Sunday | Texts: Genesis 8:20-22; 9:12-17, Psalm 104:27-33, Revelation 22:1-5, Matthew 28:1-10 | Our home is a city built on a river. Like so many other cities, the Chicago we know today owes its existence to the community of waterways that surround it...