Sermons for February 2019


Community of Mercy

A few weeks ago, I attended a workshop with Tonja Honsey, an indigenous woman who works as a grassroots community organizer. I found her story painful to hear and important to listen to. Amid a childhood filled with abuse and neglect, she ran away from home. She sold and took drugs to survive. She first… Read More

Blessings and Woes

This sermon is inspired by Ronald Allen, Professor Emeritus of Preaching, Gospels and Letters at Christian Theological Seminary in Indianapolis; Ernie Allen, a Nazarene Pastor in Chattanooga; and Rev. Clyde Steckel. In 2017, the New England Patriot’s won Super Bowl LI by a score of 34-28 over the Falcons. After the game, the Patriots quarterback… Read More

Reframing

On Thursday morning, as I drove around in the snow, I listened to Rep. Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez talk about the Green New Deal on NPR. As the interview unfolded, I began to cry, right there in my car. These strong emotions surprised me in that moment when I should have been solely focused on traveling safely…. Read More

Fulfillment

            As a kid, I was often mis-gendered. I had short hair, hated wearing dresses, had no interest in make-up, and really wanted to play football with the boys. I’d be sitting in a restaurant with my family and the waiter would say, “Sir, what would you like for lunch?” Or I’d walk into a… Read More