Sermons (Page 2)

Sermons (Page 2)

Third Sunday of Advent

Well, today’s gospel reading was a bit unexpected. It’s strange to hear the story of Jesus’ crucifixion during Advent. After all, this time of year we usually build up to Jesus’s birth and we don’t often talk about his horrific death. But, at second glance, the Lucian version of Jesus’s crucifixion might just embody a hopeful, Advent-like character…

First Sunday of Advent

I can’t tell you how many times I’ve gotten the question of what happens when we die. I’ve had it asked while at the bedside of dying patients during chaplaincy. I’ve had theological debates about it with my roommates in seminary. Even scarier…I’ve had it asked during a children’s sermon. We can’t help but be curious about it; we can’t help but wonder when our loved one is slipping away what will happen to them. And though it’s a question that provides comfort for many, it is a question that is, at the same time, terrifying…