Sermons by Thomas Fink-Jensen

A Homily for the funeral of Susette Fink-Jensen-van Oordt

What is stronger, death or life? In the front row is my wife, 32 weeks pregnant, about to give birth to a son not to be met by my mother. For there is the coffin with my mother’s dead body. Life or death? Now, we can fool ourselves that life is beautiful in how it continues – my mother lives on in her prodigy and our memories (and that’s partially true) – but it’s not…

Sunday after Christmas – Jesus will save us

I don’t know how you would start a gospel, but Matthew – from which our Gospel this morning is taken – starts most excitingly as follows (1-3): The book of the genealogy of Jesus Christ, the son of David, the son of Abraham. Abraham was the father of Isaac, and Isaac the father of Jacob, and Jacob the father of Judah and his brothers, and Judah the father of Perez and Zerah by Tamar, and…

All Saints’ Sunday

May the words of my mouth and the meditation of all our hearts be acceptable in thy sight, O LORD, our strength, and our redeemer. Amen (Ps. 19:14) I don’t know how long you have been coming to church and how long you have been reading your Bible. You might think that the Beatitudes we just heard, some of the most famous words of Jesus, are both comforting and beautiful. Many in our society think…