Two-Step with God

April 27, 2017 @ 04:31 pm by Daniel Kessel

Do justice. Love mercy. Walk humbly with your God.

In this episode of That'll Preach, Jacqui Lewis reflects on Micah 6.1–8. As we gear up for Revolutionary Love Conference Sunday at Middle Church, how can we more boldly embody the principles of justice, mercy, and humility?

To hear more from this text join us this Sunday in the East Village or online at www.MiddleChurch.org every Sunday at 11:15 AM.

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Be in the Light

April 18, 2017 @ 05:05 pm by Daniel Kessel

"Life keeps happening, even after death."

In this episode of That'll Preach, Jacqui Lewis reflects on the light and dark imagery in Ephesians 5.8–17. What does it mean to "be in the light"? What is it like, in Eastertide, to risk being ourselves?

To hear more from this text join us this Sunday in the East Village or online at www.MiddleChurch.org every Sunday at 11:15 AM.

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Mary Don't You Weep

April 11, 2017 @ 10:44 am by Daniel Kessel

"We are in the middle of Holy Week," Jacqui Lewis writes. "Easter is on Sunday. And in the Easter story, I see hope."

In this episode of That'll Preach, Jacqui Lewis reflects on John 20.1–18. She tells how even in the midst of deadness, of darkness, God can enliven things with new spirit. She reflects on her mom, and tells how even in the face of illness, her mother has located new hope and resilience. This is not an episode to be missed!

To hear more from this text join us this Sunday in the East Village or online at www.MiddleChurch.org every Sunday at 11:15 AM.

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Palms & Passion

April 4, 2017 @ 04:53 pm by Daniel Kessel


"Palm Sunday is a story about conflict, a conflict between the kingdom of God and the kingdom of Rome; a conflict between peace and love and justice, and sword and violence and might."

In this episode of That'll Preach, Jacqui Lewis reflects on Matthew 21:1-11; 26:15-27; 66. As we think about this text in which love is in conflict, let's consider: Where are you finding the courage to resist? Where are you seeing signs in the universe of the resilience of the human spirit? And where do you see evidence that we can rise, as a people, as a culture, as Living Souls?

To hear more from this text join us this Sunday in the East Village or online at www.MiddleChurch.org every Sunday at 11:15 AM.

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Reconceived

March 20, 2017 @ 04:51 pm by Daniel Kessel

"We all belong to God just because God is love. Just because God is love."

In this episode of That'll Preach, Jacqui Lewis reflects on a text you probably know well: John 3:1–17. What does it mean to be “born again,” and how does this text invite us to reconceive old notions?

To hear more from this text join us this Sunday in the East Village or online at www.MiddleChurch.org every Sunday at 11:15 AM.

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Jesus Feminist

March 16, 2017 @ 11:32 am by Daniel Kessel


"Before we get to make the same amount of money as men, our God sees us as equal. I think that makes Jesus a bit of a feminist."

In this episode of That'll Preach, Jacqui Lewis reflects on Jesus’s encounter with the Samaritan woman (John 4.5–42). How can we read Jesus’s interactions with women as evidence that God sees us all as equal?

To hear more from this text, join us this Sunday in the East Village or online at www.MiddleChurch.org every Sunday at 11:15 AM.

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The Lord Is My Shepherd

March 8, 2017 @ 09:27 am by Daniel Kessel

"A shepherd pays such attention to its sheep, and we serve a God who pays that kind of attention to us."

In this episode of That'll Preach Jacqui Lewis reflects on Psalm 23. What does the metaphor of God as a shepherd really mean? To hear more from this text join us this Sunday in the East Village or online at www.MiddleChurch.org every Sunday at 11:15 AM.

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It's Not Her Fault!

February 28, 2017 @ 03:08 pm by Daniel Kessel

Why do some people believe that the creation myth suggests that women are inferior to men? In this episode of That'll Preach Jacqui Lewis reflects on Genesis 2.15-17 and Genesis 3.1-7, asking us to rethink any place where a piece of scripture is associated with inequality, sexism, or racism. To hear more from this text join us this Sunday in the East Village or online at www.MiddleChurch.org every Sunday at 11:15 AM.

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Spirit Move

February 23, 2017 @ 04:14 pm by Jim Kast-Keat

“Do you ever wonder where God is? Do you find God elusive, mysterious, or hard to pin down?"

In this episode of That'll Preach Jacqui Lewis shares a reflection on Exodus 24:12-18, inviting us all to take a deep breath as we inhale the Spirit of God. To hear more from this text join us this Sunday in the East Village or online at www.MiddleChurch.org every Sunday at 11:15 AM.

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A Theology of Resistance

February 14, 2017 @ 10:11 pm by Jim Kast-Keat

"Jesus is raising the bar on what it means to be spiritual and lowering the bar on what it means to be a child of God."

In this episode of That'll Preach Jim Keat talks with Jacqui Lewis and Rob Stephens about the sermon they are co-preaching at Middle Church on Sunday, February 19, the third Sunday of Black History Month. Join us in the East Village or online at www.MiddleChurch.org every Sunday at 11:15 AM.

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Spirituality In Hot Mess Times

February 8, 2017 @ 04:53 pm by Jim Kast-Keat

“How are we going to sustain a movement for love and justice in hot mess times?"

In this episode of That'll Preach Jim Keat talks with Jacqui Lewis about the sermon she’s preaching at Middle Church on Sunday, February 12, the second Sunday of Black History Month. Join us in the East Village or online at www.MiddleChurch.org every Sunday at 11:15 AM.

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Shout Out Loud

January 31, 2017 @ 03:21 pm by Jim Kast-Keat

"Stories invite us to a different kind of empathy."

In this episode of That'll Preach Jacqui Lewis talks with Jim Kast-Keat about the sermon he’s preaching at Middle Church on Sunday, February 5, the first Sunday of Black History Month. Join us in the East Village or online at www.MiddleChurch.org every Sunday at 11:15 AM.

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The Answer That Changes the Question

January 26, 2017 @ 11:50 am by Jim Kast-Keat

“This is the answer that forces you to rethink one question and lean into a different kind of question."

In this episode of That'll Preach Jim Kast-Keat talks with Lynn Min about the sermon she’s preaching at Middle Church on Sunday, January 29 for our annual Lunar New Year worship celebration. Join us in the East Village or online at www.MiddleChurch.org every Sunday at 11:15 AM.

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The Long Road to Freedom

January 17, 2017 @ 05:01 pm by Jim Kast-Keat

“What one thing you want to see in this long march to justice?”

In this episode of That'll Preach Jim Kast-Keat talks with Jacqui Lewis about the sermon she’s preaching at Middle Church on Sunday, January 22, the first Sunday after the inauguration and the Women’s March on Washington. Join us in the East Village or online at www.MiddleChurch.org every Sunday at 11:15 AM.

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For more on the 1@1 campaign visit 1at1.org.
To find out about a march near you visit www.womensmarch.com/sisters.
“Rise” as performed by BETTY


Audacious Hope!

January 12, 2017 @ 12:35 pm by Jim Kast-Keat

“We’re swimming in thick waters right now. There’s just no way around that." 

In this episode of That'll Preach Jim Kast-Keat talks with Jacqui Lewis about the sermon she’s preaching at Middle Church on Sunday, January 15 for our annual MLK Sunday worship celebration and the upcoming Woman’s March on Washington. Join us in the East Village or online at www.MiddleChurch.org every Sunday at 11:15 AM.

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“40” as performed by U2: https://youtu.be/FRvvvJ6mdLQ
“Lift Every Voice and Sing” as performed by Committed: https://youtu.be/ngFDy52eCZY
1968 King Assassination Report from CBS News: https://youtu.be/cmOBbxgxKvo
“Surly God is Able” as performed by Aretha Franklin: https://youtu.be/xtENZEhHe4g


Do YOU Want a Revolution? [rebroadcast]

January 5, 2017 @ 11:42 am by Jim Kast-Keat

"All of life is rehearsing the world we dream about....We are the ones we've been waiting for.”

This week’s episode of That’ll Preach is a rebroadcast of the most popular episode from the first year of That’ll Preach. Revisit episode 12, Do YOU Want a Revolution?, in which Jacqui Lewis talks about the sermon she preached at the 2016 Revolutionary Love conference. 

And then be sure to register for the 2017 Revolutionary Love conference at Middle Church on April 28-30 and join the conversation with William Barber, Brian McLaren, Valarie Kaur, Miguel De La Torre, Traci Blackmon, and more as we all join the movement for Revolutionary Love in our nation and our world. 

And as always, you we hope you can join us this Sunday and every Sunday at Middle Church in the East Village or online at www.MiddleChurch.org. See you soon!

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Jacqui, Jim, Rob, Lynn, & Christina [rebroadcast]

December 28, 2016 @ 04:00 pm by Jim Kast-Keat

"Preaching is like jazz. It's tightrope walking without a net.”

"Words create worlds. A sermon comforts the disturbed and disturbs the comfortable.”

"We are talking about this crazy, ancient, art, practice of preaching. It’s a shapeshifting practice, a reflection of God’s love for God’s people."

"Stories have a way of speaking to the unconscious. The best sermons come from being who you are.”

"A sermon moves the human heart. It takes you to the heart of what matters in your life and in the world. A sermon is a space where your soul can be renewed."

This week’s episode of That’ll Preach is a rebroadcast of five episodes wrapped up into one mega episode. Take a look behind the sermon writing curtain as you listen in on these conversations with the preaching team at Middle Church. And be sure to join us at Middle Church in the East Village or online at www.MiddleChurch.org this Sunday and every Sunday at 11:15a EST.

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Five Preachers [rebroadcast]

December 20, 2016 @ 01:48 pm by Jim Kast-Keat

This week’s episode of That’ll Preach is a rebroadcast of the conversation between the entire preaching team at Middle Collegiate Church. Listen in as Jacqui Lewis, Jim Kast-Keat, Christina Fleming, Rob Stephens, and Lynn Min give you a glimpse behind the curtain of their sermon writing process. And be sure to join us at Middle Church in the East Village or online at www.MiddleChurch.org on Christmas Eve (7:00p, 9:00p, 11:00p) and Christmas Morning (11:15a).

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This Is How It Goes

December 13, 2016 @ 02:48 pm by Jim Kast-Keat

In this episode of That'll Preach Jim Kast-Keat talks with Jacqui Lewis about the sermon she’s preaching at Middle Church on Sunday, December 18, the fourth Sunday of Advent. Join us in the East Village or online at www.MiddleChurch.org every Sunday at 11:15 AM.

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The Weight Of Waiting

December 6, 2016 @ 03:05 pm by Jim Kast-Keat

"Life is a huge process of waiting. Waiting can be a difficult practice. We need a revolutionary patience."

In this episode of That'll Preach Jim Kast-Keat talks with Lynn Min and Rob Stephens about the sermon they are co-preaching at Middle Church on Sunday, December 11, the third Sunday of Advent. Join us in the East Village or online at www.MiddleChurch.org every Sunday at 11:15 AM.

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Proper Preparations

November 29, 2016 @ 04:16 pm by Jim Kast-Keat

"We’re moving from shadows to openness, from opacity to transparency. Prepare the way of the Lord. Make God’s paths straight."

In this episode of That'll Preach Jim Kast-Keat talks with Jacqui Lewis about the sermon she’s preaching at Middle Church on Sunday, December 4, the second Sunday of Advent. Join us in the East Village or online at www.MiddleChurch.org every Sunday at 11:15 AM.

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Could Be; Who Knows

November 21, 2016 @ 04:23 pm by Jim Kast-Keat

"We are looking for light in the midst of shadow, we are looking for God to be born again and again and again, looking for hope in every bit of emotion we are feeling.”

In this episode of That'll Preach Jim Kast-Keat talks with Jacqui Lewis about the what’s happening at Middle Church on Sunday, November 20, Reign of God Sunday and the second Sunday after the 2016 presidential election. Join us in the East Village or online at www.MiddleChurch.org every Sunday at 11:15 AM.

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Reign Of God Sunday

November 15, 2016 @ 05:00 pm by Jim Kast-Keat

“Because of our God’s deep compassion the dawn from heaven will break upon us to give light to those who are sitting in darkness and in the shadow of death to guide us out and into the path of peace."

In this episode of That'll Preach Jim Kast-Keat talks with Jacqui Lewis about the what’s happening at Middle Church on Sunday, November 20, Reign of God Sunday and the second Sunday after the 2016 presidential election. Join us in the East Village or online at www.MiddleChurch.org every Sunday at 11:15 AM. 
Can You Feel A Brand New Day?

November 10, 2016 @ 12:43 pm by Jim Kast-Keat

"How do we organize around love, now more than ever?"

In this episode of That'll Preach Jim Kast-Keat talks with Jacqui Lewis about the sermon she is preaching on Sunday, November 13, the first Sunday after the 2016 presidential election. Join us in the East Village or online at www.MiddleChurch.org every Sunday at 11:15 AM.

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Read "On Prophets, Prognosticators, and the Race" by Shannon Daley-Harris

Read "10 Spiritual Responses to the Election" by Jacqui Lewis

A Work In Progress

November 1, 2016 @ 04:04 pm by Jim Kast-Keat

"God is the architect. And we are the subcontractors."

In this episode of That'll Preach Jim Kast-Keat talks with Jacqui Lewis about the sermon she is cowriting for Transgender Awareness Sunday at Middle Collegiate Church on Sunday, November 6. Join us in the East Village or online at www.MiddleChurch.org every Sunday at 11:15 AM.

Watch Geena Rocero's TED talk. 

Read Jacqui Lewis's article at ON Scripture.

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Can You See It?

October 25, 2016 @ 03:01 pm by Jim Kast-Keat

"Write the vision and make it plain. That’s your job. How plain is the vision of God for our lives and how simple can we communicate it?"

In this episode of That'll Preach Jim Kast-Keat talks with Jacqui Lewis about turning worship into a rock opera and the homily she is preaching at Middle Collegiate Church on Sunday, October 30. Join us in the East Village or online at www.MiddleChurch.org every Sunday at 11:15 AM. 

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Make Some Noise

October 20, 2016 @ 10:18 am by Jim Kast-Keat

“What voices need to be heard that are not being paid attention to? What do the margins have to tell us about who God is? Because God is on the margins."

In this episode of That'll Preach Jim Kast-Keat talks with Jacqui Lewis about Hispanic Heritage Month and the sermon she is preaching at Middle Collegiate Church on Sunday, October 23. Join us in the East Village or online at www.MiddleChurch.org every Sunday at 11:15 AM.

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A Movement for All Ages

October 11, 2016 @ 04:21 pm by Jim Kast-Keat


“Some people will say that the children are the future of the church. They’re not the future of the church; they are the present of the church! They are right here, right now."

In this episode of That'll Preach Jacqui Lewis talks with Jim Kast-Keat about Children’s Sabbath and the sermon he is preaching at Middle Collegiate Church on Sunday, October 16. Join us in the East Village or online at www.MiddleChurch.org every Sunday at 11:15 AM. 

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Seek the Welfare of the City

October 6, 2016 @ 04:07 pm by Jim Kast-Keat

“God’s got something to say. And God wants you to say it."

In this episode of That'll Preach, Jim Kast-Keat talks with Rob Stephens about “Get Out and Vote!” Sunday and the sermon he is preaching at Middle Collegiate Church on Sunday, October 9. Join us in the East Village or online at www.MiddleChurch.org every Sunday at 11:15 AM.

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Editorial Note: The deadline to register to vote in the upcoming election is October 14, 2016. Here's how to vote in every state.

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Shelter

September 27, 2016 @ 03:48 pm by Jim Kast-Keat

“Communion provides a virtual space in which all of us are connected as we eat this meal together. It is a real virtuality."

In this episode of That'll Preach Jim Kast-Keat talks with Jacqui Lewis about Worldwide Communion Sunday and the sermon she is preaching at Middle Collegiate Church on Sunday, October 2. Join us in the East Village or online at MiddleChurch.org every Sunday at 11:15 AM.

Welcome Home

September 22, 2016 @ 11:08 am by Jim Kast-Keat

“God loves us with a reckless abandonment. This God wants to throw parties for everyone."

In this episode of That'll Preach Jim Kast-Keat talks with Jacqui Lewis about prophetic grief and the sermon she is preaching at Middle Collegiate Church on Sunday, September 25. Join us in the East Village or online at MiddleChurch.org every Sunday at 11:15 AM for our 2016 homecoming worship celebrations.

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Prophetic Grief

September 14, 2016 @ 12:01 pm by Jim Kast-Keat

“Prophetic grief is not pathetic grief."

In this episode of That'll Preach Jim Kast-Keat talks with Jacqui Lewis about prophetic grief and the sermon series she is preaching at Middle Collegiate Church on Sunday, September 18. Join us in the East Village or online at MiddleChurch.org every Sunday at 11:15 AM for our month of homecoming worship celebrations.

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Prophetic Grief by Rev. Dr. Otis Moss, Jr. and Rev. Dr. Otis Moss III

Lost and Found

September 9, 2016 @ 10:04 am by Jim Kast-Keat

"They say you walked around in the flesh and if that’s true then I guess you know how it feels. God I thank you for never giving up on me. You’re my joy and you’re my peace. And all my cares I will cast on thee. Never take your love away from me."

In this episode of That'll Preach Jim Kast-Keat talks with Jacqui Lewis about the sermon series she is preaching at Middle Collegiate Church on Sunday, September 11. Join us in the East Village or online at MiddleChurch.org every Sunday at 11:15 AM for our month of homecoming worship celebrations.

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Five Preachers, One Table

September 2, 2016 @ 10:07 am by Jim Kast-Keat

“There is a humor and a playfulness that you can just see on a Sunday morning."

In this episode of That'll Preach Jacqui Lewis and Jim Kast-Keat talk with Christina Fleming, Lynn Min, and Rob Stephens on a staff retreat in upstate New York.

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Let's Play

August 26, 2016 @ 10:25 am by Jim Kast-Keat

"A sermon moves the human heart. It takes you to the heart of what matters in your life and in the world. A sermon is a space where your soul can be renewed."

In this episode of That'll Preach Jim Kast-Keat talks with Christina Fleming, the Director of Communication + Outreach at Middle Collegiate Church about her approach to writing and delivering a sermon.

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All Of The Feels

August 15, 2016 @ 01:47 pm by Jim Kast-Keat

"Stories have a way of speaking to the unconscious. The best sermons come from being who you are."

In this episode of That'll Preach Jim Kast-Keat talks with Lynn Min, the associate minister for care and community about her approach to writing and delivering a sermon.

You can subscribe to this show on iTunes or wherever you listen to podcasts. 

A Shapeshifting Practice

August 11, 2016 @ 11:15 pm by Jim Kast-Keat

"We are talking about this crazy, ancient, art, practice of preaching. It’s a shapeshifting practice, a reflection of God’s love for God’s people."

In this episode of That'll Preach Jim Kast-Keat talks with Rob Stephens, a freelance agitator-minister and the associate minister for justice and community organizing at Middle Collegiate Church. Jim and Rob talk about about Rob's approach to writing and delivering a sermon.

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When In Rome

June 30, 2016 @ 09:50 am by Jim Kast-Keat

“Read the Bible and let it wash in you like a good gin and tonic or a good lemonade. And just see what happens."

In this episode of That'll Preach Jim Kast-Keat talks with Jacqui Lewis about the sermon series she is preaching at Middle Collegiate Church this summer. Join us in the East Village or online at MiddleChurch.org every Sunday at 11:15 AM as we explore the book of Romans.

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Pride Sunday

June 20, 2016 @ 08:15 pm by Jim Kast-Keat

"The freedom that we are set free for is to be the fullest and truest versions of who we are and who God is always making us to be."

In this episode of That'll Preach Jim Kast-Keat talks with Jacqui Lewis about Pride Sunday at Middle Collegiate Church. This Sunday at Middle we welcome a guest preacher, Rev. Allyson Robinson, as she preachers a sermon titled “Religious Freedom in a Pluralistic Age.” Join us in the East Village or online at MiddleChurch.org at 11:15 AM on Sunday, June 26 for a fabulous Pride Sunday worship celebration.

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One

June 16, 2016 @ 12:25 pm by Jim Kast-Keat

"My identity as a person of faith supersedes any other identity. We are one. I want the hermeneutic that Jesus offers us: love. Love is my starting line and love is my finish line." #LovePeriod

In this episode of That'll Preach Jim Kast-Keat talks with Jacqui Lewis about the sermon she is preaching at Middle Collegiate Church on Sunday, June 19, 2016 for the third Sunday in Pride month.

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Seen, Known, Loved

June 7, 2016 @ 08:30 am by Jim Kast-Keat

"Jesus is a rule breaking rabble rousing son of a...God."

In this bonus episode of That'll Preach Jim Kast-Keat talks with Jacqui Lewis about her thoughts on the Luke 7:36-50, the lectionary passage for Sunday, June 12, 2016. After recording this episode we made a change to the preaching schedule, inviting Rev. Bob Chase, the director of Intersections International, to preach at Middle Collegiate Church as a part of our Pride Month preaching series. This conversation reflections the sermon Jacqui would have preached, offers a inspiring challenge to everyone, and provides an idea or two to other faith leaders preaching this text.

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Love, Not Fear

June 7, 2016 @ 08:29 am by Jim Kast-Keat

"It is important for us to be reminded of the challenge God puts before us to be instruments of grace and justice in this world. It is not just that we believe these things of love and justice for LGBTQ people. But we must believe them out loud."

In this episode of That'll Preach Jim Kast-Keat talks with Bob Chase about the sermon heis preaching at Middle Collegiate Church on Sunday, June 12, 2016. Rev. Bob Chase is the director of Intersections International. You can find out more about Intersections at www.Intersections.org and their work for LGBTQ justice at www.BelieveOutLoud.com.

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Made Whole

June 1, 2016 @ 04:29 pm by Jim Kast-Keat

"Too often 'resurrection' means 'escape' and your 'good' spirit leaving the 'bad' flesh. I'm a big fan of leaning into your humanity to find something divine. Resurrection is not just an event that did or did not happen in history but it is an ongoing practice today."

In this episode of That'll Preach Jacqui Lewis talks with Jim Kast-Keat about the sermon heis preaching at Middle Collegiate Church on Sunday, June 5, 2016.

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A Bold New Thing

May 24, 2016 @ 07:35 pm by Jim Kast-Keat

"God isn’t necessarily going to take us from the desert to the mountain top. But God will give us streams or rivers in our desert."

In this episode of That'll Preach Jacqui Lewis talks with Christina Fleming about the sermon she is preaching at Middle Collegiate Church on Sunday, May 29, 2016.

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Embracing the Mystery

May 19, 2016 @ 02:46 pm by Jim Kast-Keat

"'Really God?' That is my prophetic prayer these days: 'Really God?!' And I think that is God's answer for me: 'peace.'"

In this episode of That'll Preach Jacqui Lewis talks with Lynn Min about the sermon she is preaching at Middle Collegiate Church on Sunday, May 2, 2016. At least she does until Jim Kast-Keat attempts to troubleshoot a problem with the audio recording. And sadly and ultimately fails. (Just listen to the podcast, he explains it all towards the end.)

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You can watch the missing portion of this conversation on Facebook or in the video below.

Love In Many Languages

May 10, 2016 @ 05:10 pm by Jim Kast-Keat

"I want people open their imaginations to look for, listen for God talking in these different spaces but also to see themselves cast in the role of translators. We're called to fresh theological imagination. Listen to the fresh word in your own heart. What if you are the one that God is calling to preach the good news to someone in their language? You are the one that is called to do this work."

In this episode of That'll Preach Jim Kast-Keat talks with Jacqui Lewis about the sermon she is preaching at Middle Collegiate Church on Sunday, May 15, 2016 for the Pentecost/Vision Sunday worship celebration.

Listen to "Who May Abide the Day of His Coming" by Patti Austin.

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You In Me and I In You

May 5, 2016 @ 07:10 pm by Jim Kast-Keat

“For me it’s so much about being Jesus to somebody else, so that they can see an example. The times that I’ve encountered Jesus wasn’t because someone prayed a nice prayer or preached an awesome sermon. But it because someone gave me an extra hamburger because I was hungry or gave me a hug on a bad day."

In this episode of That'll Preach Jim Kast-Keat talks with Argenys Taveras about the sermon he is preaching at Middle Collegiate Church on Sunday, May 8, 2016.

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A Time For Healing

April 27, 2016 @ 05:13 pm by Jim Kast-Keat

"Revelation is not a book for the future. Revelation is a book for now. It's a vision for a healed and whole world will be one in which all of the voices are praising God. And one in which the diversity of the people is absolutely celebrated and affirmed."

In this episode of That'll Preach Jim Kast-Keat talks with Jacqui Lewis about the sermon she is preaching at Middle Collegiate Church on Sunday, May 1, 2016.

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Then I Remembered Something New

April 20, 2016 @ 09:07 am by Jim Kast-Keat

"What is inside is getting wider and bigger and more complex and God's blessings are for all the people and not just some of the people."

In this episode of That'll Preach Jacqui Lewis talks with Rob Stephens about the sermon he is preaching at Middle Collegiate Church on Sunday, April 24, 2016.

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Do YOU Want A Revolution?

April 14, 2016 @ 10:48 am by Jim Kast-Keat

"All of life is rehearsing the world we dream about....We are the ones we've been waiting for."

In this episode of That'll Preach Jim Kast-Keat talks with Jacqui Lewis about the sermon she is preaching at Middle Collegiate Church on Sunday, April 17, 2016.

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Who Are You?

April 6, 2016 @ 09:53 am by Jim Kast-Keat

"I think the best way to discover who we are is by discovering who God is. And we discover a God who is with the poor and the oppressed and the marginalized and we realize that we should be that kind of person too."

In this episode of That'll Preach Jacqui Lewis talks with Jim Kast-Keat about sermon ideas for Acts 9:1-6, the text being preached on April 10 at Middle Collegiate Church.

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God, from A to Z

March 29, 2016 @ 05:19 pm by Jim Kast-Keat

"When acts of terror happen in the world it's easy for me to tend to despair, it's easy to sit in that place of 'here's another attack.' But if we're placing our energy in the God who was and is and is to come, I think we get a little veneer of protection. Not protection that keeps us from hurting but protection that helps us to get up and keep going."

In this episode of That'll Preach Jacqui Lewis talks with Adriene Thorne about the sermon she is preaching on April 3, the first Sunday after Easter, at Middle Collegiate Church.

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Seven Last Words

March 24, 2016 @ 05:44 pm by Jim Kast-Keat

"The sermon is the ongoing experience of the Word that keeps becoming flesh."

In this episode of That'll Preach members of the Middle Church Pub Theology group reflects on the seven last words of Jesus for our annual Sermon Slam.

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Contributors: Nicole Marie Edine, Deb Williams, Pam Edgar, Starr Austin, Adam Gonnerman, Jim Kast-Keat, Klaudia Gorska, Jairo Mata, Ishamel Houston-Jones.

Music: YEYEY


What? He Lives in You!

March 22, 2016 @ 06:59 pm by Jim Kast-Keat

"You are the resurrection when you feed the people and care for the people and when you march for justice and when you hug somebody you were just mad at, when you forgive, when you behave on behalf of God, the love that God calls us to -- you are the resurrection."

In this episode of That'll Preach Jim Kast-Keat talks with Jacqui Lewis about the sermon she is preaching on Easter at Middle Collegiate Church.

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Palms & Passion: The March Continues

March 15, 2016 @ 05:02 pm by Jim Kast-Keat

"How do people find a way to do something about it or feel like they can star in the drama in which we're bending the moral arc of the universe towards justice? I want people to feel that they have agency to enter the scene and agency to change our minds, to feel like agents as opposed to puppets."

In this episode of That'll Preach Jim Kast-Keat talks with Jacqui Lewis about the Palm Sunday worship celebration and the sermon she is preaching on Sunday, March 20 at Middle Collegiate Church.

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The Extravagant Love of Women

March 8, 2016 @ 06:34 pm by Jim Kast-Keat

"Jesus is just like, 'Y'all come on and be just like you are. It's cool for me.' The extravagant offering of the perfume is such a fragrant offering that it overcomes the stench of death."

In this episode of That'll Preach Jim Kast-Keat talks with Jacqui Lewis about the sermon she is preaching on Sunday, March 13 at Middle Collegiate Church.

You can watch clips from Just Faith on Jacqui's website
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The Prodigal Son

March 1, 2016 @ 05:25 pm by Jim Kast-Keat

"God is still speaking in this book that we love. And we're all theologians interpreting this word, this living, breathing word. And every time we crack open this book it's got something to say to us, it's got something tasty and delicious, it's never old, it's never stale, it's never static."

In this episode of That'll Preach Jacqui Lewis and Jim Kast-Keat talk with Adriene Thorne about the sermon she is preaching on Sunday, March 6 at Middle Collegiate Church.

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Break It Down

February 22, 2016 @ 05:07 pm by Jim Kast-Keat

"There is an unnatural law of racism, of white supremacy, of white privilege. This law has become a wall and we can't get to peace until we break down this wall."

In this episode of That'll Preach Jim Kast-Keat talks with Jacqui Lewis about the sermon she is preaching on Sunday, February 28 at Middle Collegiate Church.

You can find out more about the Revolutionary Love conference at MiddleProject.org.

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Words Create Worlds

February 18, 2016 @ 03:16 pm by Jim Kast-Keat

"Words create worlds. A sermon comforts the disturbed and disturbs the comfortable."

In this episode of That'll Preach Jacqui Lewis talks with Jim Kast-Keat about his approach to writing and delivering a sermon.

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A Tear and a Smile

February 18, 2016 @ 03:15 pm by Jim Kast-Keat

"A sermon is a word of hope and a challenge, a tear and a smile. And it is an absolutely sacred moment."

In this episode of That'll Preach Jim Kast-Keat talks with Adriene Thorne about her approach to writing and delivering a sermon.

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Preaching is like Jazz

February 18, 2016 @ 03:07 pm by Jim Kast-Keat


"Preaching is like jazz. It's tightrope walking without a net."

On this episode of That'll Preach Jim Kast-Keat talks with Jacqui Lewis about her approach to writing and delivering a sermon.

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That'll Preach, a podcast with Jacqui Lewis: part sermon-prep, part devotional.

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