“Who am I that I should go to Pharaoh, and bring the Israelites out of Egypt?”

A sermon offered on the 13th Sunday after Pentecost, August 30, 2020. Moses is all grown up when God drops into his life. His excitement about the encounter with God at the burning bush quickly turns to uncertainty and excuses when he realizes that God is sending him. Readings: Exodus 3:1-15 * Psalm 105:1-6, 23-26, … Continue reading “Who am I that I should go to Pharaoh, and bring the Israelites out of Egypt?”

“The beginning of liberation often comes in the form of saying no to death”

A sermon offered on the 12th Sunday after Pentecost, August 23, 2020. While I know the opening chapters of Exodus are the origin story for Moses, for me Shiphrah and Puah steal the show. Their act of defiance and use of Pharaoh's ignorance and prejudice against him lays the foundation for continual confrontation and challenge. … Continue reading “The beginning of liberation often comes in the form of saying no to death”