Sermons

  • Sunday, February 21, 2016:
    Walking the Way of Jesus
    After our daughter Allison was born with Down’s syndrome, Heather and I struggled for several months trying to make sense of what had happened and how we were going to cope with our newborn child. A neighboring pastor, a Presbyterian minister, took me out for lunch one day and shared an experience that he had ...
  • Sunday, February 14, 2016:
    Wilderness Faith
    When I lived in San Diego, I would occasionally go hiking in the desert with a parishioner who happened to be a geologist. We would hike through some of the most unusual rock formations I have ever seen. Some of the landscapes were like Mars or the moon: rugged, difficult to walk, filled with deep ...
  • Sunday, February 10, 2016:
    The Human Paradox
    If you saw the New Hampshire Town Hall Meeting last week in which Hillary Clinton and Bernie Sanders answered questions from people in the audience, you might have noticed that one question was from Rabbi Jonathan Spira-Savett. In my judgment, he asked the best question ever asked a candidate running for political office. The question ...
  • Sunday, January 31, 2016:
    A More Excellent Way
    Even in the hell of war, there are pinpoints of light and nobility. During World War II, one German soldier, Private Joseph Schultz, was one of those pinpoints. Schultz was sent to Yugoslavia shortly after the Germans invaded that country. One day his sergeant called out eight names, his among them. They thought they were going ...
  • Sunday, January 24, 2016:
    Together We Can!
    I heard a story from an Archdeacon in the Diocese of Caledonia about a young woman who was driving through a lonely area in northern British Columbia on her way to the Yukon. She spent a night in one of the rare motels in the area. The next morning in the breakfast area she was ...