Where Do You See Resurrection?

Speaker: | April 22, 2019

Each one of the gospel writers – Matthew, Mark, Luke and John – have their own way of telling the resurrection story. But without question, Matthew’s telling is the most dramatic! There are special effects...


Who is this?

Speaker: | April 15, 2019

I once asked a middle-aged woman in my congregation why she didn’t come to church any more, she said, “when my son got into trouble with the law, I was too ashamed to come to...


What Faith Does

Speaker: | April 07, 2019

One reliable feature of Matthew’s parables is that a familiar scene from life is presented: working in a vineyard, getting invited to a party you don’t want to attend. In each parable, the familiar scene...


Economy of God

Speaker: | March 18, 2019

Before I read the gospel lesson today, I want to show you a film clip from “Les Misérables,” the movie, not the musical. Jean Valjean has just been released from prison and pledged to become...

Look and Listen

Look and Listen

Speaker: | March 03, 2019

I was just in Colorado last weekend on a ski trip with three of my friends – yes, there are actually people who will admit to being my friends. Quite apart from skiing, my friend...


Trials in the Wilderness

Speaker: | January 20, 2019

When I think of the Christian life, I think of two concepts held in tension. On the one hand you the message “you are loved by God and accepted just the way you are! Rejoice...


The New Kingdom Takes Shape

Speaker: | January 13, 2019

Ah, January. The time of year many Americans resolve to do battle with their humanity. You know, during the holidays, every time we walk by a box of chocolates or peanut M and M’s, we...