It is good to be back with you. It is good to have something of a voice back. I noticed the day after The HighPatheticals party that a lot of you needed the support of the pew in front of you to sit and stand. You had some after effects! I had after effects too. But they were unrelated to the concert. I developed an illness that severely affected my throat, voice, chest and diaphragm. And so Pastor Liebster served as my voice last week. With vacation theretofore for several weeks, Pastor Brookover stepped up as well as Pastor Liebster. I thank them and Pastor Stouter also for helping with Contemplative Worship. Continue reading
Sermon for A Pent 12 Based on John 6: 35, 41-51.
August 12, 2018
Jesus is the bread of life for those traveling through the wilderness. Sometimes we find ourselves in the wilderness without human-made directions. And so we need to trust the way of Jesus. But if that is the sum of it all, there would be no need for a sermon, would there? So we seek better understanding. Continue reading
Sermon for Trinity Sunday Based on Isaiah 6:1-8; Romans 8:12-17; John 3:1-17.
This is Memorial Day weekend. There will be apt attention to those who sacrificed themselves – ready or not—to the great ideals on which this country stands. Memorial Day for Americans calls us again to respect and practice the great ideals of freedom, justice, and human dignity. Continue reading
Having served often as a “consultant” and having contracted often with consultants, I know a lot of consultant jokes. What has that to do with today’s texts on this “Good Shepherd Sunday”? I’ll tell you a “consultant” joke to explain. Continue reading
Christ is risen! He is Risen Indeed. Alleluia! So we say it. What does it mean, really, to say that Christ is risen? To say that Christ is Risen is more than just saying it. You know that throw away phrase, “just saying?” In this case, there is no “just saying.” In this case, saying is trusting, and trusting is practicing. Now there’s a mouthful and a life-full. How in the world do we “practice” resurrection? Continue reading