Sermon on Nicodemus, Trinity Sunday

Sermon on Nicodemus, Trinity Sunday

Nicodemus strikes us as very different most of the characters we find in the Gospels. What does this dignified scholar and legal expert have in common with Galilean fishermen, with the blind and lame? His story is complicated, ambiguous, and extraordinarily powerful. It depends very much on how you read this story, but I take … Continue reading

Sermon on John the Baptist (Advent 2, Year A)

John the Baptist is a pretty intense kind of dude. Thin and gangly; wild-haired and unwashed; existing on a diet of locusts and honey, wearing rough animal skins as clothing; wandering the desert to commune with the holy one, Yahweh, and proclaim in no uncertain terms the power, sweeping, irresistible, onward march of the coming … Continue reading

Sermon for Palm Sunday – The Two Parades

Sermon for Palm Sunday – The Two Parades

I don’t know about you, but Palm Sunday is one of my favorite Sundays of the church year. Maybe even my favorite Sunday. I loved it as a child, too: singing Hosannas and “All Glory, Laud and Honor”; waving palm branches and joining in the Jesus parade. And when you are a child, it just … Continue reading