Transformation. Healing. Growth. New Life. They sound nice, don't they?

What they all have in common, however, is that they take place "in the wilderness." That is, in those seasons of life when we are in transition, when our faith or life falls apart: like a global pandemic; getting married or divorced; becoming a parent or having a child come out as LGBTQ+; moving to a new city or losing a job; the death of a loved one. As Richard Rohr reminds us, all transformation takes place here--in these seasons, "in the wilderness." This Lenten sermon series explores what it might mean for us to embrace these wilderness journeys so that God can transform us through them, rather than wishing to "return to the way things were," or thinking we can jump ahead to the other side of them.

April 17, 2022


"The Wisdom Pattern -- Life, Death, Resurrection"

scripture: Luke 24:13-40

April 10, 2022


"Incarnation & Solidarity: God’s Wilderness Journey"

scripture: Luke 19:41-42; Matthew 21:12-15

April 3, 2022


"The Wilderness, Prodigal Love Returns us Home"

scripture: Genesis 32:31, 33:1-17a & Luke 15:1-3, 11b-32

March 27, 2022


"The Wilderness is a Time to Wrestle With God"

scripture: Genesis 32:22-31; John 3: 1-7

March 20, 2022


"The Wilderness is Where We Begin Again"

scripture: Genesis 31:11-55 (excerpts); Luke 8:4-8

March 13, 2022


"The Wilderness Gifts Us Holy Disruptions"

scripture: Genesis 27:1-4, 15-23; 28:10-19

March 6, 2022


"Into the Wilderness with God"

scripture: Genesis 1 (excerpts); Luke 4:1-13

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