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 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...