A Cartoonist’s Guide to Romans 6:1-14

A Cartoonist’s Guide to Romans 6:1-14

The Narrative Lectionary brings us to Romans 6:1-14 this week. Paul has been teaching some radical heresy that might lead some hard core law-followers to accuse him of being a libertarian. He counters this accusation by appealing to a deeper reality of life in God. We...
Peace with God | A Sermon on Romans 5:1-11

Peace with God | A Sermon on Romans 5:1-11

https://media.blubrry.com/stevethomason/p/s3.us-east-2.amazonaws.com/stevethomason-sermons/Pastor-Steve-Thomason-5-26-2019-Easter-by-the-Lake.mp3Podcast: Play in new window | DownloadSubscribe: Android | Email | RSS | MoreThe text for this sermon is Romans 5:1-11. The...
A Cartoonist’s Guide to Romans 5:1-11

A Cartoonist’s Guide to Romans 5:1-11

The preaching text this weekend, from the Narrative Lectionary, is Romans 5:1-11. This PowerPoint is my visual meditation on the text. I begin by framing Paul’s worldview in the hostile divide between Jews and Gentiles. Then I summarize Paul’s argument in...
Carry On Podcast Episode on Romans 5

Carry On Podcast Episode on Romans 5

I haven’t talked about this much on my blog, but every week I am part of a podcast that features the pastors of Easter Lutheran Church. We discuss the text and theme of the upcoming worship on the weekend. Here is the latest episode of our podcast. The text for...
A Cartoonist’s Guide to the Apostle Paul

A Cartoonist’s Guide to the Apostle Paul

The church has always been a multicultural, Spirit-led, cultural-boundary-breaking activity. We see that clearly in this week’s text, Acts 13:1-3, 14:8-18. The Spirit calls Barnabus and Saul/Paul to set sail toward the Gentiles with witness to the Good News of...
A Cartoonist’s Guide to the Great Commission

A Cartoonist’s Guide to the Great Commission

This week brings us to the final scene in the Gospel of Matthew. Jesus meets his disciples on a mountain in Galilee. Some of them worshipped and some doubted. Sounds like a normal day for me.   This moment also marks the completion of A Cartoonist’s Guide...
Christ is Risen, and The Mural is Done!

Christ is Risen, and The Mural is Done!

Christ is Risen! He is risen indeed! Alleluia! Happy Easter everyone. We have been working on a commuity mural project at Easter Lutheran Church throughout Lent. Today is the big reveal. I’d like to share the process with you. Enjoy! Back in February we had the...
Friday Happened…Now What?

Friday Happened…Now What?

Friday Happened…Now What? It is early Saturday morning as I write this post. It is the day of unknowing, riddled with fear. The disciples watched their teacher die the cruel death of an insurrectionist. He was lifted up on a cross to be shamed and to serve as a...
What’s So Good About This Friday?

What’s So Good About This Friday?

He was arrested,falsely accused, beaten, mocked, and nailed to a cross. This was how the Empire treated all insurrectionists. Fear, self-protection, hatred, and violence. This is the cycle of the human condition. You cannot defeat it with violence, otherwise you...
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