Sermons

2019 Christmas Sermon

The year that I was conceived, my father found himself in the middle of a volatile conflict. We had been receiving death threats, our family phone was being tapped, and he faced losing his livelihood for no good reason. To add insult to injury, my mother was struggling with severe neurological symptoms with a diagnosis of Multiple Sclerosis. Doctors were telling her that she would likely be spending the remainder of her life in a wheelchair. My parents’ hands were full with two infant boys, and when my mother was pregnant with me, I’ve been told that my father was so upset that he didn’t speak to her for a month. Knowing my father, I believe it, though it was likely more out of depression and stress than anger—though I’m...

Christmas Sermon, 2018

Come one, come all; come rich, come poor; come mighty, come weak. Come, you who are in high places, and you who are low, for today is born for us a child in whom the valleys are exalted, and the mountains bowed down. Come liberal, come conservative; come republican, come democrat; come sinner, come righteous, for today is born for us the one in whom we are one; today is born for us the true King, the judge and measure of all things, whose goodness adjudicates goodness, whose love arbitrates love....