a sermon with the wild beasts

First Sunday in Lent | Texts: Genesis 9:8-17, Psalm 25:1-10, 1 Peter 3:18-22, Mark 1:9-15 | There’s a syrupy sweet children’s song called Rise and Shine that tells the story of Noah and the animals on the ark. God tells Noah there’s gonna be a “floody” and to get the animals out of the “muddy”...

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a sermon on reorienting to upside down

Sixth Sunday after Pentecost | Texts: Genesis 25:19-34, Romans 8:1-11, Matthew 13:1-9, 18-23 | Yesterday, Josh and I visited the Chicago Botanic Garden for the first time. I wouldn’t describe myself as much of a plant person, which I think is part of why I appreciate gardens like that so much. I love to cook with fresh herbs, so a few weeks ago I bought a little pot of dill at the grocery store; I couldn’t keep it alive for more than a few days...