Sermon on the Mount

A Sermon for the Seventh Sunday after the Epiphany

Welcome to the Seventh Sunday after Epiphany Season A.   This sermon was preached at Faith Lutheran Church in Gardner, MA.  The scripture readings for the day are Leviticus 19:1-2, 9-18Psalm 119:33-401 Corinthians 3:10-11, 16-23  and Matthew 5:38-48

Enjoy the latest episode of Sacred Life with Pastor Joe McGarry.

2BP42: A Conversation with Dr. David Lose

Preaching in Difficult Times, United Theological Seminary and Mt. Olivet Lutheran Church

The 2 Bald Pastors sit down with The Rev. Dr. David Lose from The Lutheran Theological Seminary in Philadelphia.  They talk about many things including preaching during difficult times, The United Theological Seminary and Dr. Loses’ new call to Mt. Olivet Lutheran Church.  Dr. Lose shares about some of his ideas for upcoming book projects and how he is excited to learn more about the day to day work of a parish pastor.

We are so thankful to have this time with Dr. Lose and we hope you enjoy this conversation as much as we did!

2BP40: The Lutherpalian Episode

At a time when denominations may be wary of each other and even slight variations in approaches or beliefs can divide members, it is possible to come together in joint ministry.  Reverend Bill Peterson is an example of a successful venture between the Evangelical Lutheran Church of America and the Episcopal Church.  The new term for this blended bunch: “Lutherpalians.”

Pastor Bill had to navigate when to kneel, who leads the congregation and how to maintain unique identities.  However he has found a shared emphasis on liturgical and sacramental worship and a wonderful community dedicated to the proclamation of the Gospel.

In this interview Pastor Bill shares his highs, his challenges and some funny moments.  We hope you enjoy this episode of the 2 Bald Pastors.


2BP39: How to Be a Faithful Christian

How are we faithful?  There are so many ways to be faithful in our lives and in our faith.  Pastor Joe and Pastor Geoff reflect on their conversation with Andrew and Nate from Young Adult in Global Mission.

Enjoy the Latest Episode of the 2 Bald Pastors


Here are some links:

Interview with Andrew and Nate 

Interview with Ron Glusenkamp

Interview with Mikka McCraken from World Hunger

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2BP38: Decolonize the Inauguration

The 2 Bald Pastors sit down and talk with Lenny Duncan and Francisco Herrera and get updates to what is happening in #‎decolonizeLutheranism.  We also talk about things you can do to decolonize the Inauguration as Donald Trump is inaugurated as the 45th president of the United States.

Enjoy this episode of the 2 Bald Pastors

Links mentioned in the episode

Fuck This Shit Advent Devotional

Naked and Unashamed Facebook

Naked and Unashamed Website



Lenny’s Post Election Blog Post

2BP37: Young Adult in Global Mission

Nathan Berkas and Andrew Steele have an amazing job.  They travel around the country telling people about the amazing work that the ELCA is doing in missionary work, especially the work that young adults are doing in missionary work.  Nathan and Andrew join the 2 Bald Pastors and they talk more about the ministry of YAGM, why it is important to the church and how you can be a part of this amazing ministry.

Please enjoy the latest episode of the 2 Bald Pastors Podcast

Young Adults in Global Mission on the ELCA Website

YAGM on Facebook

YAGM on Twitter

Apply to be a Young Adult in Global Mission