Twelfth Sunday after Pentecost
August 12, 2018
Fourteenth Sunday after Pentecost
August 26, 2018

Thirteenth Sunday after Pentecost


As I may have mentioned once or twice before, I’m not from here. I’m from the Mississippi Delta. If you don’t know what a delta is, it’s a geographical formation which occurs where a river meets an ocean and there’s a buildup of sediment, good food, good music, and a predilection towards not taking things too seriously. In Mississippi there are 2,132 Southern Baptist Churches and 11 Evangelical Lutheran Churches. My family went to none of them. It goes without saying that my understanding of the church at the time was formed mainly by fundamentalism. And when I did start going to church on my own as a young man, it was to the Baptist church. When I met a Lutheran girl at college … [To hear the entire sermon, click on the arrow above.]