Creative Peace

September 22, 2013
Matthew 5:43-48; Romans 12:1-2, 9-21

This has been a weekend full of opportunities to focus on Peace.  Yesterday was the United Nations sponsored International Day of Peace which strives to strengthen the ideals of peace, […]

Philemon and Onesimus

September 15, 2013
Philemon 1-25

Today we get to experience something quite extraordinary; a complete reading of a New Testament book. In fact, it is so unusual to hear from this book of the bible […]

Lost and Found

September 08, 2013
Luke 15:1-10

These “lost and found” parables that Jesus tells are familiar yet they may seem a bit strange to our post-modern, urban ears. Who cares if one small coin is lost?  […]

You Are Free

August 25, 2013
Luke 13:10-17; Jeremiah 1:4-10

It has been many years now since I memorized and recited this story from Luke as an assignment for a seminary class. It is a powerful experience when the biblical […]

The Wrath of God

August 11, 2013
Isaiah 1:1, 10-20; Hebrews 11:1-3, 8-16; Luke 12:32-40

May the words of my mouth and the meditations of all of our hearts be acceptable worship to you, Oh God, my rock and my redeemer. Isaiah 1:10-15 1:10 Hear […]

A Living Faith

August 04, 2013
Philippians 4:4-8

 Rejoice in the Lord always: and again I say, Rejoice. Let your moderation be known unto all men. The Lord is at hand. Be careful for nothing; but in every […]

Seeking to Pray

July 28, 2013
Psalm 85, Luke 11:1-13

“Teach us to pray.” It seems like a simple request from one of the disciples. They have been journeying with Jesus for months. They have seen Jesus heal people, feed […]

Reprising Phoenix

July 21, 2013
Luke 2:25-28, 36-38; Ephesians 2:14-22

Two weeks ago I returned from Phoenix where it was really hot, 112 during the day, 95 at night. And it is almost true, what they say: it’s a dry […]

A Couple of Eggs

July 14, 2013
Deuteronomy 30:9-14; Luke 10:25-37

I want to start this morning by thanking you for the opportunity to come before you both as a member of this community and as a pastoral candidate with hopes […]

God Isn’t Fair

July 07, 2013
II Kings 5:1-14

Well, isn’t that a grand story.  It’s so heart-warming, exactly what we progressive churchgoers like to hear.  It’s got all the right elements. There is a powerful leader – an […]