Sermon Archive : Jered Weber-Johnson

03/18/18 - A Seed in the Ground

Unless a grain of wheat falls into the ground and dies, it remains just a single grain; but if it dies, it bears much fruit. On the boulevard, just beyond our front yard our family put up three garden boxes last year – three little raised beds to grow flowers and vegetables in the summer. Just before the ground hardened at the beginning of this winter, at the advice of […]

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12/10/17 - Not What You Are Expecting

  Second Sunday of Advent   In A Christmas Carole Petersen, local actor Tod Petersen tells the story of growing up in Mankato, falling in love with acting, and wrestling with his mother Carole’s overly positive take on the Holidays. Tod recalls his first audition for the local Mankato theater, where he received a minor role in A Christmas Carol. As he describes in the voice of his mother Carole, […]

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08/20/17 - Persistence

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  Proper 15, Year A If you drive, as I have now had the privilege to do twice, the road from Kampala to the outskirts of Tororo, where the clinic Saint John’s help build is situated, you will notice two types of persistence. First, unless you are deprived of all your senses, your western, privileged, self will immediately become attuned to the persistence of poverty. In the air you will […]

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07/23/17 - Let Them Grow

Year A, Proper 11 I’ve never been a big fan of grass. If there were a way to allow my yard to return to prairie without offending the neighbors – or infecting their yards with weeds – I’d do it. But, somewhere in the past two years I must have resigned myself to the reality that I was the keeper of a yard full of grass. And, in accepting this reality, I […]

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07/02/17 - Sacrificing Our Sons and Daughters

Year A, Proper 8 The story of the binding of Isaac is, for me at least, and for many people of both the Jewish and Christian tradition, one of the most frustrating and least accessible pieces of Holy Scripture. It is undoubtedly one of the stories that leads the casual reader of scripture to wrongly believe that the God of the Old Testament was a god of wrath and judgment while the […]

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