Sermon for the 3rd Sunday in Lent 2016

S. Lent 3.16 “Dig Around and Dung Me!” Luke 13:1-9 There’s a lot of learning going on in this Gospel reading—but maybe not all of the knowledge is welcome? For instance: who knew that (in Jesus’ view!) there are few human problems that cannot be solved with

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Sermon for the 2nd Sunday in Lent 2016

S. Lent 2.16 “Finished” Luke 13:31-35 Neither Jeremiah nor Jesus seem very concerned about the threat of violent death that hangs over each of them in our Old Testament and Gospel readings. They are both as cool as the other side of the pillow when threatened with

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Sermon for the 1st Sunday in Lent 2016

Lent 1.16 “The Lord Heard Our Voice…” Luke 4:1-13 There is a beautiful (though somewhat obvious) connection between our Old Testament lesson, which could be eloquently summed up with the phrase “The Lord heard our voice and brought us out…” and the temptation of Jesus in the

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Sermon for the Transfiguration of our Lord 2016

S. Transfiguration.16 “Exodus” Luke 9:28-36 They call it “The Transfiguration”. But that’s not what it is—at least, that’s not what the Scriptures call it. If you read the story carefully (and with one key word left in the original language, untranslated) you would call it “The Exodus.”

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