Sermon the the 1st Sunday in Lent 2015

S. Lent 1.15 “From the Water, to the Wilderness” Mark 1:9-15 There is a wonderful scene from one of the old “Cheers” episodes, an 80’s sitcom in which not much happened except friends talking in a downtown Boston bar, but was oddly endearing, nonetheless. Woody, the slightly

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Sermon for the Transfiguration of Our Lord 2015

S. Transfiguration.15 “Bright, Shiny Jesus” Mark 9:2-9 So, what does this mean? A good Lutheran question, don’t you think? Lots of answers have been given about the meaning of the Transfiguration. Someone asked a good question in our Tuesday bible study group. She wondered why this reading

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Sermon for the 5th Sunday after the Epiphany 2015

S. Epiphany 5.15 “For This Purpose…” Mark 1:29-39 It may seem strange to some, but back when I was attending a string of (somewhat liberal) grad schools, seminaries, (a long time ago) this Gospel reading was the most controversial text in the bible. Yep, forget about six

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