Authors

Warren Swenson

Warren Swenson

The Rev. Warren Thomas Swenson is a priest of the Diocese of West Missouri, currently serving as associate priest of Southeast Tennessee Episcopal Ministry (STEM), a system of five yoked congregations in the Diocese of Tennessee. Warren is a candidate for the Master of Sacred Theology degree at the School of Theology at the University of the South in Sewanee, Tenn., where he also serves as Visiting Instructor of Rhetoric in the College of Arts and Sciences. His research interests include queer theology, homiletics, and American presidential rhetoric. Warren received his Master of Divinity degree from Sewanee in 2018 and still resides there with his husband, Walker. Together they enjoy lingering back-porch conversations, racking up frequent flyer miles, and doting on their niece and nephews from afar.

Sermons and Bible Studies

Love Ascending, Ascension Day (C) – May 26, 2022

May 26, 2022

[RCL] Acts 1:1-11; Psalm 47 or Psalm 93; Ephesians 1:15-23; Luke 24:44-53 When the God of heaven chose also to dwell on earth, the Word became flesh. From there the […]

Bible Study: Epiphany 1 (C) – January 9, 2022

January 09, 2022

RCL: Isaiah 43:1-7; Psalm 29; Acts 8:14-17; Luke 3:15-17, 21-22 Isaiah 43:1-7 As we remember Jesus’ baptism in the River Jordan, the prophet Isaiah’s words speak to us about the […]

Baptized into Eternal Life, All Saints’ Day (B) – 2021

November 07, 2021

[RCL] Wisdom of Solomon 3:1-9 or Isaiah 25:6-9; Psalm 24; Revelation 21:1-6a; John 11:32-44 The Feast of All Saints invites us to look back. The Church has set this day […]

Revealed, Epiphany 5 (B) – 2021

February 07, 2021

[RCL] Isaiah 40:21-31; Psalm 147:1-12, 21c; 1 Corinthians 9:16-23; Mark 1:29-39 Some Sundays, the lectionary readings seem to fit together better than other Sundays. Some Sundays, a coherent theme practically […]

In the Flesh, Christmas Day (I) – December 25, 2020

December 25, 2020

[RCL] Isaiah 9:2-7; Psalm 96; Titus 2:11-14; Luke 2:1-14 (15-20) This sermon is part of our annual compilation, Sermons for Advent and Christmas 2020. Read the whole booklet as a weekly […]

Why Did You Doubt?, Pentecost 10 (A) – August 9, 2020

August 09, 2020

[RCL]: Genesis 37:1-4, 12-28; Psalm 105:1-6, 16-22, 45b; Romans 10:5-15; Matthew 14:22-33 Today, in Matthew 14, we find Jesus’ disciples terrified on the Sea of Galilee. It’s certainly not the […]

Look for Jesus, Last Sunday in Epiphany (A) – February 23, 2020

February 23, 2020

[RCL]: Exodus 24:12-18; Psalm 2 or Psalm 99; 2 Peter 1:16-21; Matthew 17:1-9 Over the course of the liturgical year, we make our way through the Gospel, hearing the accounts […]

Bible Study: Proper 10 (C) – 2019

July 14, 2019

Amos 7:7-17 Amos sure doesn’t make God seem very friendly, does he? According to his prophecy, those who speak against God or against God’s true prophets won’t fare so well. […]

Bible Study: Easter Day (C) – 2019

April 21, 2019

Isaiah 65:17-25 When we think of the trappings of Easter—dying eggs, donning our Sunday best, singing triumphant hymns, and echoing sweet “Alleluias” to proclaim the Risen One—I doubt most of […]

Bible Study: Epiphany 1 (C) – 2019

January 14, 2019

Isaiah 43:1-7 As we remember Jesus’ baptism in the River Jordan, the prophet Isaiah’s words speak to us about the profound faithfulness of God. In this passage, God promises his […]

Bible Study: All Saints’ Day (B) – 2018

November 01, 2018

Wisdom of Solomon 3:1-9 When the Church comes together to celebrate the Feast of All Saints, I often imagine us as a family gathered at the cemetery to honor a […]

Bible Study: Proper 19 (B) – 2018

September 17, 2018

Proverbs 1:20-33 In this passage from Proverbs, Wisdom herself has some strong warnings for the reader. She shouts from a busy street corner, pointing out the faults of the “simple […]

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