‘Dies ist Gottes Welt’: Predigt zu Matthäus 22, 15-22; 19. Sonntag nach Trinitatis – 18. Oktober 2020 (auf Englisch)

  ‘It is God’s world after all’   In the early 60s, Walt Disney manufactured an attraction for the 1964 World Fair in New York with the working title ‘Children of the World’. He tasked the famous Sherman brothers to write a song especially for this attraction – and to come up with a simple […]

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‘O Lord, Please Don’t Let Me Be Misunderstood’: Predigt zu Matthäus 16, 21-28; 12. Sonntag nach Trinitatis – 30. August 2020 (auf Englisch)

  ‘I’m just a soul whose intentions are good – o Lord, please don’t let me be misunderstood.’ You may know this song – it was made famous by the group ‘The Animals’ in 1965, although soul singer Nina Simone first recorded it in 1964. This song, this line came to my mind when I […]

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“Sollen wir’s ausreissen?” Predigt zu Matthäus 13, 24-30, 36-43; 6. Sonntag nach Trinitatis – 19. Juli 2020 (auf Englisch)

  If this was a year like any other, my husband Fred would be following the baseball season right now – morning, noon, and night – and especially his favorite team, the SF Giants. But then, of course, this isn’t a year like any other, and big time sports in this country have been basically […]

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Von den Dächern…Predigt zu Matthäus 10, 24-39; 2. Sonntag nach Trinitatis – 21. Mai 2020 (auf Englisch)

7O LORD, you have enticed me,   and I was enticed;  you have overpowered me,   and you have prevailed.  I have become a laughingstock all day long;   everyone mocks me. For the word of the LORD has become for me   a reproach and derision all day long.  9If I say, “I will not mention him,   or […]

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