A Call to Imagine

Are you tired this morning, Church? I’m tired. The temperatures spiked this past week from the freezer we’d been living in. Snow drifts started turning into puddles. The alley out […]

The Other Way

I rarely drive places these days. Do you remember places? I do. I recall that lovely feeling of finding my way from one place to another, the knowledge that comes […]

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 […]