Blinde Flecken: Predigt zu 1. Samuel 3, 1-10 und Johannes 1, 35-42; 2. Sonntag nach Epiphanias – 17. Januar 2021 (auf Englisch)

  The Bible is full of interesting and multi-layered characters. The vast majority of them are not perfect – they are all human, after all, so why would they be? And wouldn’t perfection be boring? At least when it comes to storytelling? I am grabbed by one of the characters of our lesson from the […]

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Raus aus dem Wasser, rein in die Welt: Predigt zu Markus 1, 4-11; 1. Sonntag nach Epiphanias / Taufe unseres Herrn – 10. Januar 2021 (auf Englisch)

  The Jordan River is not one of the mighty rivers of this world. Compared to other rivers, it is tiny: it’s merely 156 miles long and 60 feet across at its widest. It’s fairly shallow: its deepest point is about 17 feet. It’s never been navigable. It is formed by tributaries in the mountains […]

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“Bitte folgen Sie der Umleitung”: Predigt zu Matthäus 2, 1-12; 2. Sonntag nach Weihnachten / Epiphanias – 3. Januar 2021 (auf Englisch)

  I want you to think back exactly one year, to the beginning of January 2020. What were your expectations for that year? What were your plans for that brand new year? I remember that, in January 2020, my husband Fred and I were seriously planning a trip to Spain, which was supposed to happen […]

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Ehre sei Gott in der Tiefe! Predigt zu Lukas 2, 1-20; Heiligabend – 24. Dezember 2020

  Seit 23 Jahren schicken mir gute Freundinnen aus Deutschland immer einen Adventskalender der ganz besonderen Art: ‘Der Andere Advent’, der für jeden Tag in der Advents- und Weihnachtszeit einen Text, ein Bild, einen Impuls bietet. Manche von Euch und Ihnen kennen diesen Kalender vielleicht. Dieses Jahr hat es mir eine Reflektion in diesem Kalender […]

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‘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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