A sermon for the First Sunday of Lent, preached at the 5:30pm Saturday and 8am Sunday services Mark 1:9-15 17 dead, a dozen injured, that is how we enter Lent this year. 17 dead, literally mowed down by an AR-15, the mass shooter’s weapon of choice, a semi-automatic assault rifle. A dozen injured, forever scarred, … Continue reading wilderness


cry out!

A sermon for the Second Sunday of Advent, preached at the 10:30am service A messenger is crying out from the wilderness, a singular voice saying prepare. Prepare the way of the Lord. Make his paths straight. Lift the valleys and make low the mountains and hills. Make level the uneven ground, the rough places plain. … Continue reading cry out!

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”