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Bonus - Sermon: Finding Christ in Fearful Times
Aug 4 • 17 min
For followers of Christ, we ultimately anchor ourselves in the reality of the Risen Christ and the promise of his coming Kingdom.
Bonus - Sermon: Evangelism and Prayers that Walk
Jul 28 • 15 min
Evangelism is simply living a life shaped by and bearing witness to God’s reconciling work in the world.
Bonus - Sermon: River of Hope
Jun 23 • 15 min
A sermon on hope and how the people of God are always called to be people of “relentless hope.”
S2E27 - Sermon: Love Is the Way
May 19 • 14 min
Love is the fundamental quality of the Christian community.
S2E26 - Sermon: Following the Shepherd
May 12 • 15 min
Jesus wants to be our shepherd, to lead us in good times and bad. It is up to us to follow when he calls.
S2E25 - Sermon: Living on Purpose
May 5 • 17 min
Following Jesus is about living beneath the surface of life. It is living at the depth of our purpose.
S2E24 - Sermon: Giving Ourselves Away
Apr 7 • 17 min
Jesus invites us through our fear by giving ourselves into the hands of the One who gave himself to us.
S2E23 - Sermon: The Humble Way
Apr 5 • 13 min
We can’t ignore sin nor can we wallow in it. What we need is humility, to cultivate the space within to experience God.
S2E22 - Sermon: Bushes that Burn
Mar 24 • 9 min
Will you turn to behold the sight of bushes that burn but are not conaumed, that herald the dawn of a new horizon?
S2E21 - Sermon: Ashes and Oil
Mar 8 • 11 min
Ash Wednesday holds two truths: Our sin and God’s grace.
S2E20 - Sermon: So Much More than a Teacher
Mar 3 • 14 min
Jesus was a teacher and so much more. He is the Son of God and that matters.
S2E19 - Sermon: Choosing Joy over Happiness
Feb 17 • 14 min
In a world hyper-focused on happiness and self-fulfillment, what is the Good News in a life lived differently?
S2E18 - Sermon: Let Jesus Lead You
Feb 10 • 13 min
In order to be led by Jesua, we have to listen to Jesus. We listen for Jesus by cultivating a practice if reflection.
S2E17 - Sermon: Across the Margins
Feb 10 • 11 min
What does the call of Jesus invite us to do? Come to our margins and then cross them.
S2E16 - Sermon: The Brave Choice
Feb 2 • 13 min
Sermon for the Feast of the Conversion of Saint Paul the Apostle about bravery.
S2E15 - Sermon: Coming Alive
Jan 13 • 14 min
What does Holy Baptism mean? why does it matter? Precisely this, it means coming alive.
S2E14 - Sermon: Following Another Road
Jan 6 • 12 min
A sermon given on the Feast of the Epiphany about what it means to follow Christ on an alternate road to a moral and compassionate destiny.
S2E13 - Sermon: Christmas Eve
Dec 24, 2018 • 12 min
Jesus is born in Bethlehem, but to find him, we must seek him.
S2E12 - Sermon: Share the Joy
Dec 24, 2018 • 7 min
Sermon given on Sunday, December 23 (Advent IV)
S2E11 - Sermon: Prepare the Way
Dec 10, 2018 • 7 min
Sermon given on Sunday, December 9. How do we prepare the way of the Lord? By practicing the way of love.
S2E10 - Sermon: Plot Twist Apocalypse
Nov 25, 2018 • 13 min
Sermon given on Christ the King Sunday (November 25, 2018). What does it mean that Jesus will return? what difference does it make that we affirm him as our Lord?
S2E9 - Sermon: On Mission in Belovedness
Nov 13, 2018 • 11 min
A sermon given on Sunday, November 11, 2018 about what it means to be a people and community of blessing.
S2E8 - Sermon: Generous Grace, pt. 4. Give
Nov 13, 2018 • 13 min
A sermon given on Sunday, October 28, 2018 on what it means to give generously. It first means we receive graciously.
S2E7 - Sermon: Generous Grace pt. 3 Break
Oct 21, 2018 • 13 min
Generous Grace, pt. 3 - Break. What does it mean to be broken? How is the Way of the Cross the way of life?
S2E6 - Sermon: Generous Grace pt. 2 Bless
Oct 21, 2018 • 11 min
Generous Grace, pt. 2 - Bless. What does it mean to be blessed? What does it mean to be a blessing?
S2E5 - Sermon: Generous Grace pt. 1, Take
Oct 12, 2018 • 12 min
Generous Grace Sermon Series, Part 1 of 4. What difference does it make that God chooses us? How does God see us? How might we see ourselves?
S2E4 - Sermon: Risk the Messy Path of Faith
Sep 30, 2018 • 16 min
A sermon that explores the risk implicit in faith. Part of Colonial Church of Edina’s “Risk the Messy Path of Faith” series.
S2E3 - Sermon: Woman Wisdom
Sep 23, 2018 • 12 min
A sermon given on Sunday, September 23, 2018 unpacking the “Proverbs 31 Woman” and our pursuit of wisdom.
S2E2 - Sermon: A Different Messiah
Sep 18, 2018 • 11 min
Sermon given on Sunday, September 16, 2018 at Saint Paul’s Church in Minneapolis, Minnesota.
S2E1 - Sermon: Be Opened
Sep 10, 2018 • 12 min
Sermon given on Sunday, September 9, 2018 at Saint Paul’s Church - Minneapolis, MN
S1E8 - The Holy Trinity and holy relationships
May 30, 2018 • 28 min
Featuring a sermon preached on Sunday, May 27, 2018 (Trinity Sunday)
S1E7 - Down by the River (and a tribute to James H. Cone)
May 1, 2018 • 27 min
Sermon preached on Sunday, April 29, 2018 plus a reading from “The Cross and the Lynching Tree” by James H. Cone.
S1E6 - Fire-Breathing Robot God
Apr 23, 2018 • 21 min
Sermon preached on Sunday, April 22, 2018
S1E5 - For Doubters, Skeptics, and Wanderers
Apr 9, 2018 • 31 min
Sermon preached on Sunday, April 8, 2018
S1E4 - The Beautiful Home of the Soul
Apr 5, 2018 • 26 min
Sermon preached on Easter Sunday, April 1, 2018
S1E3 - Holy Week Begins in Protest
Mar 26, 2018 • 27 min
Sermon preached on Sunday, March 25, 2018
S1E2 - Planting and Hoping
Mar 19, 2018 • 30 min
Sermon preached on Sunday, March 18, 2018
S1E1 - Leaning into the Darkness
Mar 12, 2018 • 25 min
Sermon preached on March 11, 2018