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...

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a sermon in a tiny boat

Storm Sunday | Third Sunday in the Season of Creation | Texts: Job 28:20-27, Luke 8:22-25 | A storm is one of those things that is hard to point at. A storm definitely exists… it is darkness and cloud... rain or hail or snow or sand... wind and waves. And yet, darkness alone is not a storm – the still night is also dark...

a sermon on ecosystems

Fauna Sunday | Second Sunday in the Season of Creation | Texts: Job 39:1-8, Luke 12:22-31 | A few months ago I was walking in a labyrinth, taking each mindful step, allowing my mind to wander and wonder... when my eye caught this little fly sitting on a rock. I stopped (because I wasn’t really headed anywhere) and watched the fly for a while. When I looked closer I saw that its body was green and purple and shiny, its wings were translucent, and it was standing perfectly still...