“Watch for the Light”

A sermon on Isaiah 2:1-5 delivered to LaSalle Street Church on 11/27/22, the first Sunday of Advent. The manuscript is edited below for reading, and you can find a recording in the full service via this YouTube video. What is God going to do about all of this? I mean...all of it, you know? One week ago… Continue reading “Watch for the Light”

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“Joint Account”

A sermon on 1 Corinthians 12:12-31 delivered to LaSalle Street Church on 11/13/22, as part of our annual stewardship campaign. The manuscript is edited below for reading, and you can find a recording in the full service via this YouTube video. In what year does the story of the United States of America begin? It's a… Continue reading “Joint Account”

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“Christ, Our Belonging”

A sermon on Ephesians 2:11-22 delivered to LaSalle Street Church on 9/18/22, introducing a fall series called "All Belong." The manuscript is edited below for reading, and you can find a recording in the full service via this YouTube video. I want to invite you to call to mind a certain memory. Think of a… Continue reading “Christ, Our Belonging”

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“It may be my undoing”

I played: The Legend of Zelda: Majora's Mask, originally released in the U.S. on the Nintendo 64 in October 2000. It's a direct sequel to Ocarina of Time, borrowing many of that game's assets (e.g. background character models, music, etc.) but introducing a dramatically different narrative structure and melancholic tone that helped it become a… Continue reading “It may be my undoing”

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“We Are: Made For Community”

A sermon on Luke 6:12-19 delivered to LaSalle Street Church on 8/7/22, continuing our summer "We Are" series about identity and community. The manuscript is edited below for reading, and you can find it in the full service via this YouTube video. Last week's communal practice of lectio divina was a refreshing rest stop in this… Continue reading “We Are: Made For Community”

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“Who We Are Matters”

A sermon on Psalm 139 delivered to LaSalle Street Church on 7/10/22, introducing our summer "We Are" series about identity and community. The manuscript is edited below for reading, and you can find it in the full service via this YouTube video. I changed a few names in this manuscript for privacy. Two weeks ago at… Continue reading “Who We Are Matters”

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“The Trouble You Know”

A sermon on Luke 8:26-39 delivered to LaSalle Street Church on 6/19/22. The manuscript is edited below for reading, and you can find it in the full service via this YouTube video. At the beginning of his ministry in the Gospel of Luke, Jesus stood up in the front of a synagogue and read from the… Continue reading “The Trouble You Know”

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“Love One, Another”

A sermon on John 13:31-35 delivered to LaSalle Street Church on 5/15/22. The manuscript is edited below for reading, and you can find it in the full service via this YouTube video. If you’re keeping up with the church calendar, you know that we’re in a season that has traditionally been called “Eastertide.” In the weeks… Continue reading “Love One, Another”

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A sermon for Easter

A sermon on John 20:19-29 delivered to LaSalle Street Church on Easter Sunday, 4/17/22. This was the first of three sermons delivered by pastoral staff that day, each focusing on a different reaction to the resurrection. The manuscript is edited below for reading, and you can find it in the full service via this YouTube… Continue reading A sermon for Easter

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A sermon for Good Friday

A sermon on the eighth Station of the Cross, "Jesus is helped by Simon," based on Mark 15:21 and delivered on 4/15/22 as part of a series of reflections on the Scriptural Way of the Cross for the Near North Ministry Alliance's annual Good Friday Walk. The manuscript is edited below for reading. Mark 15:21… Continue reading A sermon for Good Friday

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