Plot Twist Apocalypse

Plot Twist Apocalypse

[This sermon was given on Sunday, November 25, 2018 (Christ the King Sunday) at Saint Paul’s Church on Lake of the Isles] Click the icon below to hear the audio of this sermon on the Word Made FRESH Podcast         The first world war ended...
Sparks of Hope… Grace

Sparks of Hope… Grace

This is one of those weeks that upon first reading, the Gospel can scare us away…not a very inviting image of being Jesus’ follower. I would hate to be a 1st time listener and try to make sense of this today. It really doesn’t give us a good feeling of hope does it?...
Woman Wisdom

Woman Wisdom

[The following sermon was given on Sunday, September 30, 2018 at Saint Paul’s Church – Minneapolis, Minnesota. You can listen to the audio of this sermon by checking out this Episode of the Word Made FRESH Podcast]. The Bible is complicated. It just is. It...
Be Opened!

Be Opened!

[Sermon preached by the Rev. Marcus Halley at Saint Paul’s Church – Minneapolis, MN on Sunday, September 9, 2018. You may listen to the audio of this sermon by checking out the latest episode of the Word Made FRESH Podcast.] In her recently published book...
Finding Fulfillment in Christ – Part 1

Finding Fulfillment in Christ – Part 1

[Sermon preached on Sunday, August 12, 2018 (Proper XIV, Year B) at Saint Paul’s Church on Lake of the Isles – Minneapolis, Minnesota] For today’s sermon, if you’ll indulge me, I just want to testify, I want to share more of my story with you in hopes that you might...
Thanks for What?

Thanks for What?

[Sermon preached on Sunday, August 5, 2018 (Proper 13, Year B) at Saint Paul’s Church – Minneapolis, Minnesota]. There are times when responding to the reading of scripture with “thanks be to God” can prove to be incredibly challenging. Today’s reading,...