Sermons

  • Sunday, September 4, 2016
    Discipleship 101
    Well – once again, here is Jesus being less than his usual charming self, and as a preacher I freely admit that his words have evoked my fight or flight response. Instinctively I imagine that we’re all cringing just a bit at what is undeniably one of his least appealing outbursts.  However, there’s no getting ...
  • Sunday, August 14
    Not Just Another Nice Guy
    Among the texts in Scripture that I’d most like to avoid as a preacher, I think this one tops the list. This alarming talk of fire, and division within families; the confrontational language coming out of Jesus’ mouth as he bluntly calls people hypocrites – it’s all just a little hard to hear. Passages like ...
  • Sunday, August 7, 2016
    Being an Authentic Witness
      “Faith is the assurance of things hoped for, the conviction of things not seen.” Hold onto that thought while I take us on a side trip. On a recent trip to Boston, a friend and I paid a visit to the city’s Museum of Fine Art – a huge building with an equally huge collection that ...
  • Sunday, July 31, 2016
    Possessed by our Possessions?
    About a year ago now I officially disconnected from my cable service and kicked my TV habit. It wasn’t really a difficult decision. With all the options available to stream movies and TV shows through a variety of electronic gizmos, I decided that I needed to escape from the relentless advertising that suggests, for about ...
  • Sunday, July 24, 2016
    The Lord’s Prayer – What….or How?
      Many among us, particularly those of my vintage, will remember a pretty standard morning routine in school, called, euphemistically, the morning exercises: announcements for the day, followed by O Canada, followed by the Lord’s Prayer.  Just to be clear, I’m not taking this little stroll down memory lane to suggest that we should return to ...