Passivity and Participation: A Sermon on Jonah 1

With the end of my comprehensive exams, I’m trying to post here more often!

In that spirit, here is a link to my sermon today at Grace Pasadena. I’ve preached this text several times in different contexts, but have never posted a sermon. A major shoutout is due to Dr. Dennis Magary for opening up the book of Jonah for hungry seminarians back in the fall of 2005. Magary’s Hebrew Exegesis class remains at the top of a short list of the best classes I’ve ever taken. I think I learned more about preaching in that class than anywhere else (other than the experience of preaching itself). I pray that I did justice to the text, and those who listen will be blessed.