Midweek Sermon for the Third Week in Lent, March 27, 2019 (Matthew 9:18-19, 23-26) – “Not Dead, but Asleep”

"The Daughter of Jairus (La fille de Zäire)" (1886-1896), by James Tissot (1836-1902). Brooklyn Museum. This sermon was originally preached at Living Savior Lutheran Church, Fairfax Station, Virginia, as part of a Lenten sermon series on "holy sleep," looking at instances of sleep in Scripture. Grace, mercy, and peace to you from God our Father … Continue reading Midweek Sermon for the Third Week in Lent, March 27, 2019 (Matthew 9:18-19, 23-26) – “Not Dead, but Asleep”

Sermon for the Feast of the Transfiguration, March 3, 2019 (Luke 9:28-36) – “Ignoring the Exodus in the Room”

Printer's Device of Johann vom Berg (d. 1563) and Ulrich Neuber, from Veit Dietrich's (1506-1549) "Summaria vber die gantze Bibel." From the Pitts Theology Library Digital Image Archive. This sermon was originally preached at Living Savior Lutheran Church in Fairfax Station, Virginia. When you hear the word “exodus,” what comes to mind?  Perhaps you think of the book in the Bible by that name.  Makes sense— we’re in … Continue reading Sermon for the Feast of the Transfiguration, March 3, 2019 (Luke 9:28-36) – “Ignoring the Exodus in the Room”