All is grace (sermon)

This week, I’ve been working my way through the extended editions of Peter Jackson’s the Hobbit Trilogy. And yes, for those of you wondering, these are the infamous movies, clocking in at 4 hours each, all sourced from one book by J.R.R. Tolkien. I love them, and the book they’re based on. At the conclusion…

How good and pleasant it is (sermon)

This is Low Sunday, or that Second Sunday after Easter where, in my experience, everyone tries their hand with our friend Thomas: Thomas the doubter, or Thomas the faithful, or Thomas who just needs proof. But if we look at the gospel for today, Thomas is just one part. Jesus appears to the disciples on…

Have you not known? (sermon)

You know how you remember movies—from your childhood, or perhaps other important moments in your life? Perhaps it’s your favorite childhood movie, or a movie from a date, or something you watched with a loved one. One of the movies that lives in my head from my own childhood is The Lion, The Witch, and…