Sermons on Psalms

In the Meantime: Awe

In these great fifty days after Easter, Jesus continues his resurrection tour. On tour, he has shown up multiple times with the disciples as he promised to do. We have seen him with the women at the tomb, in the upper room, on the road to Emmaus. In our gospel lesson this morning, we finish the reading from the last verses of…

In the Meantime: Know

“Marley was dead, to begin with. There is no doubt whatever about that. The register of his burial was signed by the clergyman, the clerk, the undertaker, and the chief mourner. Scrooge signed it. And Scrooge’s name was good upon ‘Change for anything he chose to put his hand to. Old Marley was as dead as a doornail.(1)” These words began Charles…

God’s Dream for Humanity

God’s dream for humanityDid you ever play the game who or what is missing? In elementary school, I can remember sitting around the circle with my class. One student would go into the hallway. While that student was in the hallway, the teacher would chose a student in the circle to “hide.” Maybe they would hide in the closet or the bathroom.…

Brilliant Star Filled Vision

Brilliant Star-Filled VisionToday is the eleventh day of Christmas. Tomorrow, Epiphany is the culmination, the last of the twelve days of Christmas. We conclude our feasting and weekending for days, all in the name of the Christ child, and we receive God’s revelation. Beginning, before his birth, the Magi, the astronomers from Persia, travelled across miles to find the Christ child. They…

Together We Do More

Students have a long history of prophetically calling out the needs of their communities and urging others to transformational action. A dynamic and reflective season like the years of college provides the ideal stage for students to yearn for a connection between the call of Jesus and the world they know. Four college students began the radical act of sitting at the…

Thanksgiving Chair

Thanksgiving ChairIn college, I worked for J.C. Penney’s in the credit, catalog, and customer service department. Anyone who has worked retail knows this is a place to come for all manner of reasons within the department store. If you need to pick up or do store or catalog returns, you would wind your way through the lines. If you have questions about…