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 in the wilderness

Second Sunday of Advent | Texts: Isaiah 11:1-10, Psalm 72:1-7, 18-19, Romans 15:4-13, Matthew 3:1-12 | The wilderness is the place of exile. It is the place of wandering, of waiting for God’s promises to be fulfilled. The wilderness is the place where whole generations pass away without seeing the Promised Land...