Jabbok Dawn

Tumbling in the Sand

Seeking

The texts for Sunday, September 11, 2016 are:  Exodus 32:7-14; Psalm 51:1-10; 1 Timothy 1:12-17; and Luke 15:1-10 “Or what woman having ten silver coins, if she loses one of them, does not … Continue reading

September 8, 2016 · Leave a comment

Take heart …

The texts for Sunday, October 25, 2015 (22nd Sunday after Pentecost): Jeremiah 31:7-9; Psalm 126; Hebrews 7:23-28; and Mark 10:46-52.  (We didn’t choose the Reformation texts this day, but something … Continue reading

October 25, 2015 · Leave a comment

Stewardship

The texts for Sunday September 27, 2015 (18th Sunday after Pentecost, Lectionary 26): Numbers 11:4-6, 10-16, 24-29; Psalm 19:7-14; James 5:13-20; and Mark 9:38-50     What is stewardship? Some … Continue reading

September 27, 2015 · 1 Comment

Drink

The texts for Sunday August 16, 2015 (12th Sunday after Pentecost, Lectionary 20): Proverbs 9:1-6; Psalm 34:9-14; Ephesians 5:15-20; and John 6:51-58 Drink deeply all you in search of insight … Continue reading

August 16, 2015 · Leave a comment

Wilderness Time

The texts for Sunday August 2, 2015 (10th Sunday after Pentecost, Lectionary 18): Exodus 16:2-4, 9-15; Psalm 78:23-29; Ephesians 4:1-16; and John 6:24-35 (This sermon was preached at a yearly … Continue reading

August 2, 2015 · 2 Comments

Dusting off some Words

The texts for Sunday, March 15, 2015: Numbers 21:4–9; Psalm 107:1–3, 17–22; Ephesians 2:1–10; and John 3:14–21 “For by grace you have been saved through faith, and this is not your own doing; it … Continue reading

March 14, 2015 · Leave a comment

Believing

The texts for Sunday, September 14, 2014 (Holy Cross Day):  Numbers 21:4b–9; Psalm 98:1–4; 1 Corinthians 1:18–24; and John 3:13–17 . “For God so loved the world that he gave his only Son, so that … Continue reading

September 13, 2014 · Leave a comment

What does it mean to be a person of faith?

The confirmation project for our last year confirmation student(s) is to work with a mentor to answer and present their own personal answer to one of several proposed questions as they and the mentor … Continue reading

September 5, 2014 · 1 Comment

Praying for Everyone?

The texts for Sunday, September 22, 2013 (Lectionary 25 C): Amos 8:4–7; Psalm 113; 1 Timothy 2:1–7; and Luke 16:1–13 . “First of all, then, I urge that supplications, prayers, intercessions, and thanksgivings be made … Continue reading

September 19, 2013 · Leave a comment

The Direction Faith Looks

The texts for Sunday, August 11,2013 (Lectionary 19 C):  Genesis 15:1–6; Psalm 33:12–22; Hebrews 11:1–3, 8–16; and Luke 12:32–40 “[God] brought [Abram] outside and said, ‘Look toward heaven and count the stars, if you … Continue reading

August 10, 2013 · Leave a comment

The Poetry of Trinity

The texts for Sunday, May 26, 2013 (Trinity Sunday, year C): Proverbs 8:1–4, 22–31, Psalm 8, Romans 5:1–5, and John 16:12–15 “I still have many things to say to you, … Continue reading

May 23, 2013 · Leave a comment

God’s Peace

The texts for the day are: Acts 5:27–32, Psalm 150, Revelation 1:4–8, and John 20:19–31. “Jesus said to them again, ‘Peace be with you. As the Father has sent me, so I send you.’ … Continue reading

April 4, 2013 · Leave a comment

The water and the fire

The texts for Sunday January 13,2013: Isaiah 43:1-7; Psalm 29; Acts 8:14-17; and Luke 3:15-17, 21-22 “When you pass through the waters, I will be with you; and through the … Continue reading

January 13, 2013 · Leave a comment

The Importance of Doubt

This reflection was preached for the Longest Night service, December 21, 2012. This service is meant to be a service of prayer, healing, and space for sorrow amid a generally … Continue reading

December 21, 2012 · Leave a comment

Unanswered Prayers

The texts for Sunday September 30, 2012 (Lection 26): Numbers 11:4–6, 10–16, 24–29; Psalm 19:7–14; James 5:13–20; and Mark 9:38–50 Man, I’d give my eye teeth to be able to pray … Continue reading

October 1, 2012 · Leave a comment

Welcoming the Child

The texts for Sunday, September 23,2012 (Lectionary 25): Jeremiah 11:18–20; Psalm 54; James 3:13—4:3; 4:7–8a; and Mark 9:30–37. “Then he took a little child and put it among them; and … Continue reading

October 1, 2012 · Leave a comment

Religion of the Heart

The texts for Sunday, September 2, 2012 (Lectionary 22): Deuteronomy 4:1–2, 6–9; Psalm 15; James 1:17–27; and Mark 7:1–8, 14–15, 21–23 “So the Pharisees and the scribes asked him, ‘Why … Continue reading

August 31, 2012 · 2 Comments

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