Sermons

What Connects Us

Ladders are curious things They look funny. They are awkward. We all have funny and sad stories involving incidents and accidents with ladders. Our electricians had to get a special ladder to reach the lights here in the nave. I have to laugh whenever I see them carry...

Starting Over

Beginnings are always exciting. Well, maybe not always, sometimes they are pretty nerve-wracking, like the birth of a child or a new job. My heart skips a beat just thinking about it! But, often, beginnings are exciting. Like the birth of a child or a new job....

The Big Tent

The circus comes to town! But no one notices… They parade down the street, Elephants striding, Tigers growling, Lions leaping, clowns clapping, the trapeze artists flipping, the music bombasting, the greatest show ashowing, and no one sees…walking by, stepping around,...

Who, Me? (Christmas Eve)

Well surprise, surprise, surprise! Whenever I read the Christmas story from the Gospel According to Luke I think of Gomer Pyle from the old Andy Griffith show saying, “Surprise, surprise, surprise! How is God experienced? What is the God of Christmas like? Surprise,...

Lighten Things Up

Are you afraid of the dark? Sometimes I am. Sometimes I’m not. I don’t know why. Sometimes I can be alone at night on the side of a mountain and be fine, just me the woods and all the critters hopping and crunching, hooting and yipping. And other times… I turn on...

The Beginning

Nothing announces the beginning of the day like the crow of a rooster in the soft gray light between darkness and sunrise. Sometimes you run across roosters in the most unusual places. I love running early in the morning in that place of gray light before sunrise when...

Summer is Near

Waiting. We hate to wait. But so much of life is about waiting. Waiting is a lost art. Advent begins today. The Christian year begins today. Happy new years! Advent, we begin the season of expectant waiting. More like a child waiting on Christmas Eve than like waiting...

Finding Jesus

Where do we find Jesus? The Wise Men had it easy. They only had to travel a great distance, follow a star and avoid the evil clutches of King Herod. Now the disciples didn’t have to find Jesus, Jesus found them. Then Jesus found them again, leaving the tomb to search...

Keep Awake

Have you ever met a true entrepreneur? I’ve only met a few. They are always up to something, always extending and overextending, juggling liquid and solid assets. You are never really sure if they are really wealthy or so broke, so in debt, that they seem to defy the...

Rapture

In my dreams I can fly. I usually start out flapping my arms, just skimming the ground and then I catch the wind and swoop up through the trees and then I usually get tangled in the power lines… It’s my favorite dream, especially when I avoid the entanglement part and...