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Stop. Caution. One Way. No Parking. Dead End. Children at Play. “Trust in God but Wash Your Hands”.  “All Services and Events Canceled Until 3/31/2020”. Signs are all around us, everywhere we go. They give us information about what lies beyond, what we should do, what we shouldn’t do. Regardless of what a sign physically says it always points to something beyond itself.  The healing miracle in our Gospel reading this morning… Read More

Lent is an interesting time to start a first call. For the past couple weeks I’ve been struggling to clear my mind of Lent’s seemingly endless to do list and the stress, fueled by my own unrealistic expectations for myself, was starting to pile up. I did not feel like I was managing my time effectively, and beating myself up about it was not making anything better. This week, with some encouragement,… Read More

This was my Senior Chapel Sermon at the Lutheran School of Theology at Chicago preached on Monday March 14, 2016.  The Scripture reading was “The Anointing at Bethany” found in the Gospel of John 12:1-8.  This sermon is really special to me because I was able to blend both my time studying at LSTC and at the Wake Forest University School of Divinity. It blends my love for the Gospel of John… Read More

The word Subvert has surrounded me since the week I moved to Chicago. I was walking to the Red Line station and noticed that along the sidewalk that lined Roosevelt Road were paving stones engraved with single words. Words like Study, Publish, and Dance, but only one made me stop dead in my tracks. Just before the station entrance was the word Subvert. An act of subversion pushes back against the status… Read More