Advent 1

Pastor Matthew Best
7 min readNov 30, 2020

(Here is the sermon I preached on Sunday, November 29, 2020–1st Sunday of Advent. You can find the full recording of the service on the church website)

Maybe you’ll recognize who said this portion of this famous speech:

Gentlemen may cry, “Peace! Peace!” — but there is no peace. The war is actually begun! The next gale that sweeps from the north will bring to our ears the clash of resounding arms! Our brethren are already in the field! Why stand we here idle? What is it that gentlemen wish? What would they have? Is life so dear, or peace so sweet, as to be purchased at the price of…

Pastor Matthew Best

My name is Matthew Best. I’m an ELCA (Lutheran) pastor who attempts to translate church and churchy stuff into everyday language.