Hosanna!

This is an edited version of my sermon manuscript for Palm Sunday, 2015. It’s based on Mark 11:1-11. At the beginning of Mark’s Triumphant Entry narrative Jesus got ready to enter Jerusalem I want to unpack three things about how Mark set’s this up. First, we’re not sure if Mark was intending this passage to…

Don’t comment angry

I recently read a Huffington Post Article asking the question, “What if kids don’t want our church?” It likened church structures (both organizational and physical) to “family heirlooms” which may have been treasured for generations but no longer fit the goals and lifestyles of the current generation. There’s a lot I agree with in the…