Posts tagged with ‘John’

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Sermon on the Sunday of the Passion: Palm Sunday (March 29, 2015)


Dear John: I am sorry for the death of your good friend. He was way too young to die, and I know your heart is broken. You probably feel like screaming at the universe that life isn’t fair. It isn’t. Such tragedy makes all of us protest that life isn’t fair, and pushes us to […]

Sermon for the Fourth Sunday in Lent, March 30, 2014


The heart of the man in today’s Gospel (John 9:1-41) was clouded by the shame of being born blind. Jesus cleansed his heart of that anxious shame by opening his eyes. Oh what joy! In this gracious healing, the regular prayer of this man’s synagogue community, “Create in me a clean heart, O God, and […]