II Timothy 1:3-14 3 I’m grateful to God, whom I serve with a good conscience as my ancestors did. I constantly remember you in my prayers day and night. 4 When I remember your tears, I long to see you … Continue reading Hold On and Protect This Good Thing: Sermons for the Vermont Conference of the UCC’s Annual Meeting, 2017
Recently a person unknown to me posted his “resistance” oriented event on the Facebook wall of my church. It wasn’t clear what the event entailed and it seemed that it might cross the line into partisan territory. The poster’s profile … Continue reading Why your church (and pastor) can’t be partisan.
An audio podcast of this sermon may be listened to here or downloaded from iTunes. In life someone always has to go first. Think back to when you were a kid and you were learning something new. Maybe it was … Continue reading Returning Thomas and the Spiritual Cezannes: Sermon for April 23, 2017
Earlier this week an interesting op-ed appeared in the New York Times entitled “My Daughter is not Transgender. She’s a Tomboy.” In it, Lisa Selin Davis, a mother and young adult novelist, details her child’s interactions with adults who are … Continue reading Tomboys, Trans Folks, and the Times
An audio podcast of this sermon is available here or on iTunes. There’s a story about a guy who falls in a hole. A man is out walking one day and all of a sudden he trips and falls into this … Continue reading When God Jumps In: Sermon for Easter, 2017
An audio version of this sermon may be found here, or as a podcast on iTunes here. Back in Advent, when we were getting ready for the birth of Jesus at Christmas, we read the story of John the Baptist. … Continue reading Save Us: Sermon for Palm Sunday, 2017
An audio recording of this sermon is available here. When you’re telling a story, there are two ways to do it. One is that you can focus on a very short period of time, like a year, or even a … Continue reading Our Story: Sermon for the 379th Anniversary of the Congregational Church in Exeter, April 2, 2017