A Posture for Everyone (Sermon)

Today is the day that Christians have celebrated for centuries upon centuries as Palm Sunday. Jesus of Nazareth—rabbi, teacher, wonder-worker, reformer, descendant of David, possible king of the Jews, potential insurrectionist—came riding into Jerusalem on donkey. The crowds were going crazy welcoming him into the city. They sang Hosanna, which Read more…

The Voice (Sermon)

Since September 2012, I have been living in Denver, CO, but the week after Christmas I was honored to be asked to preach at my home church of Mosaic Birmingham. Here’s the audio and text of my sermon—although I strayed from the manuscript in several places. Brett, a slave of Read more…

Zacchaeus Sermon

I always feel a bit strange posting links to my teachings/sermons.  It feels remarkably like self-promotion, which is the opposite of what a sermon should be doing.  The best sermons see the speaker fade—or vanish entirely—as Jesus becomes more and more visible through the text.  My prayer (yes, I really Read more…

Ezekiel Sermon Series

Yesterday I finished my three-week series on the book of Ezekiel at Mosaic.  It was definitely a privilege to be able to preach while Kris was out of town, and the experience taught me a great deal. I have a tendency to be exceedingly (and unhealthily) self-critical, but I am content with Read more…