Shiphrah, Puah, Pharoah and the Power of a Name (a sermon for the 11th Sunday after Pentecost)

“Oh, what’s in a name?” Probably, this is the closest I’ll get to playing Shakespeare’s Juliet. Standing here, in a dress, above you on this pulpit. “Oh, what’s in a name?” Poor Juliet, alone on her balcony with all her teenage angst, overrun by hormones, pining for Romeo. “What’s in a name?” she asks. A... Continue Reading →

Sermon for the beginning of Missionary Training: The Trinity teaches us that God is all about relationship

“Go therefore therefore and make disciples of all nations, baptizing them in the name of the Father, the Son, and the Holy Spirit.” Within this lesson is an invitation and an assurance, but to hear them we need to unpack.  Before we can hear the invitation and the assurance we need to unpack our anxieties... Continue Reading →

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