1 Corinthians 9:16-23; Mark 1:29-39
First Congregational Church of Anchorage : 4 February 2018
If you recall during Advent, an idea I came back to often was urgency. In multiple sermons, the theme of urgency and anxiety were compared against each other. Of course that is what one might expect during Advent. There is an expectation during that particular season; a pregnancy even. But that is difficult to maintain constantly.
First Congregational Church of Anchorage : 5 November 2017 – All Saints Sunday
Sometimes when I am out in the fog, I feel freer to be myself. Anyway, who would notice. They are in their own fog just over there, and neither of us is any the wiser. It is odd to me that when the visible sky makes its way down to our feet, we find the ground much more disorientating.
1 Thessalonians 2:1-8
First Congregational Church of Anchorage : 29 October 2017
Remember your baptism. Remember the day you were claimed as a child of God. Remember the day when in the presence of your community you stepped into a new way of living, even if you were not sure how.
Jeremiah 15:15-21; Matthew 16:21-28
First Congregational Church of Anchorage : 03 September 2017
As you all may know, Krystal, Clarice, Eli, and myself like to hike trails. I liked to hike and explore long before moving to Alaska. There is, however, a difference between walking and walking with children, especially when your legs are as long as mine.
Genesis 28:10-19a “May Be Compared To…”
First Congregational Church of Anchorage : 23 July 2017
It is difficult to grasp in the short story of Jacob’s dream the magnitude of what happened. There is such a dense playing with time, place and people within this part of the arc of Jacob’s larger narrative. It helps to sit with a moment for a while.