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The Beauty and Power of In Between

This sermon was written for Epiphany Lutheran-Episcopal Church for National Coming Out Day 2020, October 11. Relevant scripture readings can be found here and here. Grace and peace are yours from the Triune God, Father, Son, and Holy Spirit; one God, Mother of us all. Amen. It is so good to be with you all […]

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A Love Letter for Bi Visibility Week

Sermon first preached online for Good Shepherd Lutheran Church during Bi Visibility Week 2020. A Love Letter to Good Shepherd Lutheran Church and to anyone celebrating Bi Visibility Week this week, I came out as bisexual when I was about 19 years old, around the same time that the ELCA decided I could pursue my […]

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Obadiah – Oracle, Judgement, Gospel

This sermon was originally preached at an online service of St. Luke’s Lutheran Church of Logan Square on Sunday, August 30th as part of a series called, “Stories You Don’t Hear in Church.” Relevant readings can be found here. Those of us with strained family dynamics or broken relationships know that the hurt that results […]

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Jael, Warrior Woman

This story was originally preached at an online sermon of St. Luke’s Lutheran Church of Logan Square on Sunday, August 23 as part of a series on the “Stories You Don’t Hear in Church.” Relevant readings can be found here. When Pastor Erin and I were throwing around the idea of a season of preaching […]

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Sighs of the Spirit

This sermon was first preached at an online worship service on Sunday, July 26 at St. Luke’s Lutheran Church of Logan Square as part of a sermon series on the book of Romans. Relevant reading here. [ deep sigh ] The Spirit intercedes for us with sighs too deep for words. [ deep sigh ] […]

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Joseph and the Pretty Princess Dress

This sermon was first preached on June 28, 2020 in an online church service with St. Luke’s Lutheran Church of Logan Square. It is part of a month-long Pride celebration, bringing queer theology and queer biblical interpretation into worship through the liturgy and preaching. Relevant reading here and continues here. Ketonet כְּתֹנֶת Did you catch that in […]

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Brimstone, Fire, and Radical Hospitality

This sermon was first preached on June 21, 2020 in an online church service with St. Luke’s Lutheran Church of Logan Square. It is part of a month-long Pride celebration, bringing queer theology and queer biblical interpretation into worship through the liturgy and preaching. Relevant text here. A rain came to Sodom and Gomorrah. But […]

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The Witness of St. Stephen

This sermon was first preached for an online service of St. Luke’s Lutheran Church of Logan Square on Sunday, May 10, 2020.  You can watch and participate in St. Luke’s online worship on our Facebook page at 10:10 am on Sundays, central time. Relevant lectionary readings here.   This week the reading in Acts tells us […]

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Long Walks, Trauma, and Jesus

First preached for an online worship service at St. Luke’s Lutheran Church of Logan Square on Sunday, April 26th. You can worship with us Sundays at 10:10 am central time at St. Luke’s Facebook page. Relevant lectionary readings here.    It’s been another week of feeling like we are on the strangest timeline. The days […]

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Salvation Stories

This sermon was originally preached for an online Easter Vigil, Saturday, April 11, 2020 at St. Luke’s Lutheran Church of Logan Square. Relevant lectionary readings here. This is the night where we gather together and sit around the fire as the dark creeps in, and we tell and retell our favorite stories. Stories that began […]