Freedom Bound: The Path Of Hope

December 20, 2015
Luke 1:39-56

You already know this but your pastors are a lot like you, quite human. We get angry, sad, sick, (cough, cough) joyful, excited and overwhelmed. In this liturgical season of […]

Freedom Bound: The Path of Mercy

December 06, 2015
Malachi 3:1-4; Luke 1:68-79

Just this year, one of the younger members of our congregation asked me what mercy means. What a wonderful and surprising question. I wanted to jump right in and give […]

Freedom Bound: The Path of Justice

November 29, 2015
Jeremiah 33:14-16; Psalm 25:1-10; I Thessalonians 3:9-13; Luke 21:25-36

It is advent again. In this congregation it is a bit like what Jesus says about the fig tree in the passage from Luke: Look at the fig tree and […]

The Royal Banquet

November 22, 2015
Matthew 22:1-10; Revelation 1: 4b-8; Daniel 7:9-10, 13-14

Welcome to this Christ the King Sunday. Three years ago we celebrated it as Christa the Queen Sunday. And in fact we do have Christa with us this morning. Christa, […]

Moses & Super Grover 2.0

November 15, 2015
Exodus 3:1-6, 33:18-23; Matthew 7:7-12

I am going rogue on the lectionary today. Instead of the suggested scripture passages for this week – I decided it was time to share with you all some of […]

We Need Jesus, Y’all

October 25, 2015
Mark 10:46-52; Psalm 34: 1-8

The gospels give us a lot of stories about Jesus healing people. It can be one of the most exciting things about Jesus. Jesus makes blind people see, deaf people […]

Into The Lake

October 11, 2015
Mark 5:1-20

Once he had a family, but that was before. Now there is no place for him. Everyone has had to distance themselves from him, his violent threats and outbursts are […]

The Living Church

October 04, 2015
Psalm 24:1-7; Revelation 7:9-17

  The earth and everything on it – The world and all who live in it – Belong to YHWH. As we worship together today, on World Communion Sunday, we […]

The Taste Of A Spark

September 13, 2015
Psalm 19; James 3:1-12

We are in a season of transitions, of newness, of celebration as school starts up again and fall brings about a sense of renewal. We are celebrating going back to […]

Dear Dr. King

September 06, 2015
Isaiah 35:3-7; Mark 7:24-37

Dear Dr. King, We received your letter written from a Birmingham jail cell in August, 1963. It arrived a lifetime ago, more than 2 lifetimes of Michael Brown, more than […]