The Truth

A sermon preached by the Rev. Jered Weber-Johnson for Saint John the Evangelist Episcopal Church, Saint Paul, MinnesotaNovember 21, 2021 – Last Sunday after Pentecost/Christ the King, Year B, Proper 29 Whenever I mess up in front of him, which seems to happen a lot, our associate rector likes to say with a twinkle in […]

The Hope of Glory

A sermon by the Rev. Jered Weber-JohnsonOctober 17, 2021 Fall is the most glorious of seasons. You can keep your spring and summer, and winter too, not that these are any less important or beautiful. But, when it comes to the radiance, the sheer overwhelming glory of a string of months, a whole season, it […]

Seeds of Hope: Restoring Kinship and Creatureliness in the Kingdom of God

A Sermon preached by the Rev’d Jered Weber-Johnson Creation Care SundayOctober 3, 2021 A few weeks ago on an early morning run along the Mississippi River I almost stepped on a coyote. It all happened so fast. The coyote was just off the path where I was running, and all his attention was focused on […]

On Grasshoppers and Winning

A Sermon preached by the Rev. Jered Weber-JohnsonSep 26, 2021 Many of you already know about our family dog, Chester. You may not know though that our youngest, Simon Henri, also has a pet, all his own, a bearded dragon named Nacho. This summer when we went to the North Shore we took both pets […]

Hungry to Belong

I’ve been feeling hungry lately, the kind of hunger that comes when you start to exercise more. I don’t want to jinx it, but after more than 2 years struggling with injury and the limits of pandemic, I’ve finally found my stride again as a runner (no pun intended) and, gratefully, the miles are starting […]

The Category Is: Live, Work, Pose!

“The category is ‘Live’, ‘Work’, ‘Pose’!!!” I finally caved to the peer pressure of our illustrious Associate Rector and recently started watching the critically acclaimed show, Pose, on FX. Some of you are already converts to the good news of Pose, and so this’ll be review. For others, a few notes about the show will […]


Today is our birthday. We say that in the Church, though perhaps this of all days it might feel incongruous with the reality of where we all are, but today is the day the Church, one, holy, catholic, and apostolic, is born into the world. In my family, when our boys are celebrating their birthdays, […]

Intersecting Roads

One of my favorite stories, hands down, is J.R.R. Tolkien’s The Lord of the Rings, not least because of the sense it gives me, as a reader, of being brought along on some magnificent epic journey. Certainly, one of the main characters, the titular “hobbit” from Tolkien’s other well known work, Bilbo is fond of […]

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 can relate, I find myself tired, exhausted really, by the strains of this year in pandemic. But, these tears seem to be something more, something […]

Hope in the Valley

Hope is a peculiar thing. It is often paradoxical in its ability to manifest amidst the struggles and real pain of life, often in the most hopeless of times and places.  We were making the long drive that many of you have made, to get a vaccine, down to the southwestern corner of the state […]

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