“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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“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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“Remember Not”

A sermon on Isaiah 43:16-21, Philippians 3:4b-14, and John 12:1-8 delivered to LaSalle Street Church on 4/3/22. The manuscript is edited below for reading, and you can find it in the full service via this YouTube video. We’re beginning the fifth week of Lent, which means that Holy Week starts next week, and Easter is… Continue reading “Remember Not”

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“Three Stories About Fire”

I delivered this sermon on fire and Hebrews 13:11-14 to LaSalle Street Church on 7/25/21. The manuscript is edited below for reading, and you can find it in the full service via this YouTube video. A responsive hymn was sung between each section. The first story is about a fire that filled a house. Scripture tells… Continue reading “Three Stories About Fire”

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“Social Creatures”

I delivered this sermon on trees to LaSalle Street Church on 7/11/21. The manuscript is edited below for reading, and you can find it in the full service via this YouTube video. Today we begin a new series we’re calling "Our Maker’s World: Lessons from Creation." We’ll be listening to the ways God the Creator… Continue reading “Social Creatures”

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