Witness and Joy

I have discovered that tears come more easily of late. I’m not depressed or sad, though as I have confessed to you recently, and as I’m sure many of you […]

Investing in Justice

A few weeks ago my paternal grandmother sold the family home in rural Ohio. None of us was too sad, she sold it to my cousin, so it stays in […]

Choose Love

    This morning’s gospel lesson from Matthew gives us that famous line present in some form or another in all three of the synoptic gospels, of the two greatest […]

Blessed Are Those Who Mourn

My ordained ministry began on a boat in a storm in deep grief. Days after my ordination to the transitional diaconate, and before graduating seminary, I returned home to Alaska […]

Finding God In the Dark

Year A, Proper 22 In the early 2000s, artist and musician Ben Gibbard was in a time of relative ease and success. He had, as yet, not experienced much by […]

Owing Love

Fourteenth Sunday after Pentecost, Proper 18, Year A Owe no one anything! So says Paul today in his letter to the church in Rome, and so says the financial wisdom […]

Crumbs to Courage

A sermon preached by the Reverend Jered Weber-Johnson Eleventh Sunday after Pentecost Proper 15, Year A Some of you may have already heard me share that a few weeks ago […]

Tangled at the Roots

Sermon from the Rev’d Jered Weber-Johnson for Saint John the Evangelist Episcopal Church in Saint Paul, Minnesota on the Seventh Sunday after Pentecost (Proper 11, Year A)  

True Freedom

A sermon preached by the Reverend Jered Weber-Johnson Saint John the Evangelist Episcopal Church Saint Paul, MN July 5, 2020 Fifth Sunday After Pentecost Proper 9, Year A Like so […]

Compassion’s Path to Justice

A sermon preached by the Rev’d Jered Weber-Johnson For Saint John the Evangelist Episcopal Church (Saint Paul, MN) The Second Sunday after Pentecost (Proper 6, Year A) In the critically […]