A sermon offered on the 21st Sunday after Pentecost, October 25, 2020. The danger of this moment is that our hope is too small. Our call as Christians is to hope big. This doesn’t mean ignoring what’s happening. It doesn’t mean that we are just upbeat and optimistic. But it does mean that we need to … Continue reading The danger of this moment is that our hope is too small.
A sermon offered on the 19th Sunday after Pentecost, October 11, 2020. What we do in a time of waiting matters. If we spend our time focused on trying to have control, we end up hurting ourselves and our relationships. But if we find a way to wait and that is built on trust in … Continue reading What we do while waiting matters . . .
A sermon offered on the 18th Sunday after Pentecost, October 4, 2020. Maybe it is time for us to remember God’s commandment to keep the sabbath. And that by doing so we aren’t burying our head in the sand or ignoring the world around us. Instead we are reclaiming our power, making more space for … Continue reading “Remember the sabbath day, and keep it holy.”
A sermon offered on the 17th Sunday after Pentecost, September 27, 2020. Sometimes the hardest and most important thing that we can do as followers of Jesus is to change our minds. Readings: Exodus 17:1-7 * Psalm 78:1-4, 12-16 * Philippians 2:1-13 * Matthew 21:23-32 https://youtu.be/PXOesZ-XNEI Audio only available here
A sermon offered on the 16th Sunday after Pentecost, September 20, 2020. We learn at an early age what is fair. Our readings from Exodus about manna in the wilderness and the parable of the Laborers in the Vineyard in Matthew challenge our understanding of fairness. The Kingdom of Heaven may not be fair, but … Continue reading The Kingdom of Heaven may not be fair, but it is generous.