storytelling

A sermon for the 19th Sunday after Pentecost, preached at the 5:30pm Saturday and 8am Sunday services Matthew 22:1-14 The gospels, at their heart, are a collection of stories. Now, this is not a sermon about how the gospels are simply stories that teach us things, but aren’t real, and shouldn’t be regarded as such, … Continue reading storytelling

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gone to the lake: finding God “near nature, near perfect”

Written for the July/August 2017 Cathedral Chimes Newsletter One of the most common expressions, Facebook posts, casual conversation starters in this region is the phrase “Gone to the lake.” We truly are blessed to be in such a space like the Inland Northwest, where mountains, forests, valleys, streams, rivers, and of course, lakes, dominate the … Continue reading gone to the lake: finding God “near nature, near perfect”

i am not a crier, but that’s ok because neither is jesus

A sermon for the fifth Sunday of Lent, preached at the 8am service John 11:1-45 I am not a crier. It’s not that I’ve never been sad, I’ve definitely been choked up before (the opening sequence of Pixar’s Up or the selflessness of Bing Bong enabling Joy to make it back to headquarters and restore … Continue reading i am not a crier, but that’s ok because neither is jesus