Easter Sunday

S. Easter Sunday.19 “Like Idle Tales…” Luke 24:1-12             So… I finally made it, last summer—thanks to the sabbatical you granted, to His tomb in Jerusalem, the Church of the Holy Sepulchre, to see, myself. I told people for years that I didn’t need to go, didn’t

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Passion Sunday/Palm Sunday

Passion Sunday.19 “Glory and Honor” John 12:20-43             I heard the worst sermon, recently. It literally made me sick to my stomach for the rest of the day. Reason #506 not to go to pastor’s conferences (validating again my teacher John Stroup’s counsel that the only good

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5th Sunday in Lent

Sermon for the Fifth Sunday in Lent, 2019 Berett Steffen Jesus tells today’s parable standing in the Jerusalem temple, surrounded by skeptical people and downright p.o.’d priests, scribes, and temple bigwigs. This is exactly the kind of audience Jesus likes, because he gets to tell his most

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