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Proper 11 • Isaiah 44:6–8 • July 20, 2014
July 8, 2014 – 10:00 am | No Comment

By Tony Cook
Isaiah 44:6–8 is nestled within a larger discourse of the chapter that glorifies the God of creation over the idols made by man, while reminding the reader that the Creator God is also a redeeming God. …

Proper 10 • Isaiah 55:10–13 • July 13, 2014
July 1, 2014 – 10:00 am | No Comment

By James W. Voelz
Preliminary Thoughts
It is easy to treat this text non- or a-historically, preaching a generalized sermon about the word of God and its power, especially in verses 10–11. Such a sermon would not be unorthodox, but …

Proper 9 • Zechariah 9:9–12 • July 6, 2014
June 24, 2014 – 10:00 am | No Comment

By David Peter
Context Considerations
It might come as a surprise that this Old Testament text is appointed for the fourth Sunday after Pentecost when we are used to it being read on Palm Sunday. Why does it make an …

Proper 8 • Jeremiah 28:5–9 • June 29, 2014
June 17, 2014 – 10:00 am | No Comment

By William W. Schumacher
On May 13, 1940, Winston Churchill addressed the British parliament as he was about to become prime minister. Hitler’s troops had already invaded Poland, and they had just begun their Blitzkrieg advance into France, Belgium, …

Proper 7 • Jeremiah 20:7–13 • June 22, 2014
June 10, 2014 – 10:00 am | No Comment

By Victor Raj
Conflicting Messages
On this day the church in worship ponders God’s “unfailing love” (gradual) and “never-failing providence” (collect). The church prays to God to put away from her all hurtful things and provide for her all …

Blood in My Mouth
June 4, 2014 – 9:25 am | 3 Comments
Blood in My Mouth

Dreaming about a sermon in the week before Pentecost.

Holy Trinity • Genesis 1:1–2:4a • June 15, 2014
June 3, 2014 – 10:00 am | One Comment

By Jason Broge
As with any pericope there are a number of directions a sermon based on this text could take. When one considers the average parishioner’s familiarity with the creation account—and given that this is Trinity Sunday—one is …

Pentecost • Numbers 11:24–30 • June 8, 2014
May 27, 2014 – 10:00 am | No Comment

By William Wrede
Gift giving frequently accompanies celebrations. The birth of a child, the joining of man in woman in marriage, confirmation, graduation, and the like are all occasions for giving and receiving gifts. Some gifts are received …

“God’s Greater Story”: A Romans sermon series by David Schmitt
May 26, 2014 – 9:30 am | 3 Comments
“God’s Greater Story”: A Romans sermon series by David Schmitt

Just in time for the upcoming series of readings from Romans in the lectionary.

Telling God’s Story
May 23, 2014 – 9:00 am | No Comment

David Schmitt’s opening plenary at the 2013 Theological Symposium.