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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

This is a sermon I preached on September 22 for my preaching class Encountering the Living Word at LSTC.  The Scripture I was assigned was Matthew 13:1-9, 18-23, a sermon for Ordinary Time in the Liturgical Calendar.  I was allotted 5 minutes to preach.  Here is the final result. A few years ago, I was home from school on break helping my mom with her Day Care children. We were outside planting seeds for… Read More

Now that I’ve officially taken up residence in Chicago I hope to write about my experiences from time to time.  I’ll label them all “The Chicago Files” for easy reference. 3 months ago I graduated from the Wake Forest University School of Divinity with a lot of mixed feelings.  I was excited that I had earned the Master of Divinity Degree but it was also no secret that I was terrified of… Read More