Bold Christians

October 29, 2023
Leviticus 19: 1-2, 15-18; Matthew 22: 34-46

Our congregational “theme” for this year is “grow boldly.” While I hope we are always growing, it is the “boldly” that intrigues me today. Boldness is not necessarily something that […]

United at the Table

October 01, 2023
Philippians 2:1-13

It is lovely to be back among you on World Communion Sunday. I am grateful to have the opportunity to once again stand behind this pulpit and share with you. […]

How the Light Gets In

August 13, 2023
Genesis 1:1-31

“When we talk about religion and theology, we’re actually talking about the kind of world we want to live in,” according to writer and pastor Brian McLauren. Furthermore, he says, […]

Imagination Compilation

July 30, 2023
Matthew 13:31-33, 44-52

Once upon a time… It is a brilliant phrase. It invites our attention. It awakens our curiosity. It sparks our imagination. Upon encountering those words, once upon a time, we […]

Longing for the Revealing of the Children of God

July 23, 2023
Romans 8:12-25

The letter to Romans is a theologically rich and complex book of the Bible, and therefore the source of so many of the church’s most contentious debates. The eighth chapter […]

Space at the Table

June 25, 2023
Genesis 18:1-15, 21:1-7

Have you ever invited someone over to your home for a meal? If you have, you likely remember the energy you put into preparing for the occasion. Deciding what to […]

What is ours to do?

June 18, 2023

Juneteenth, freedom day, jubilee day. It is a different independence day than the one I grew up with. Instead of July 4, 1776, this Independence Day took place on June […]

Pondering the Trinity

June 04, 2023
2 Corinthians 13:11-13; Matthew 28:16-20

While I have titled this sermon “Pondering the Trinity,” I don’t spend a lot of time pondering the trinity. Except in preparation for Trinity Sunday, which is the Sunday after […]

Consider the Spirit

May 28, 2023
Acts 2:1-21; Exodus 19:9-11, 14-15a, 16-19

As we consider the outpouring of the Holy Spirit on Pentecost today, I want to start by traveling back in time – way back for us – and way back […]

God and Country?

May 21, 2023
Psalm 68: 1-10, 32-35; I Peter 4:12-14; 5:6-11

I recently completed a four week online class through Anabaptist Mennonite Biblical Seminary. It was called Resisting Christian Nationalism with the gospel of peace. Fifty people in the US, Canada, […]