Sermons for December 2017


The Stable Is Our Heart

The darkness was warm and inviting. People sat shoulder to shoulder in the pews. Dozens more lay on the floor of the chancel. Projectors splashed the night sky onto the ceiling. Music, readings and visual art immersed us in the mysteries of the cosmos. This event, at Hope Lutheran and called “Night Songs,” reveled in… Read More

Control, Alt, Delete

This has been a very difficult week. Weeks like this can leave us wondering which wildfire to put out. In fact, the last 11 months has felt as if we’re being chased by wind-blown flames. Of all the international and local crises, which deserves our time and attention the most? The season of Advent prepares… Read More

Prepare for Disruption

Our family enjoys the Knuffle Bunny stories by Mo Willems. The first book begins this way: “Not so long ago, before she could even speak words, Trixie went on an errand with her daddy.” As Trixie and her Dad leave their apartment, Dad balances a full laundry basket with one arm while steering Trixie with… Read More