To read the previous sermon in this series, please click here. Last week I ended with what I think was my first ever sermon cliffhanger, cutting off right as the action was about to happen. Maybe it wasn’t as dramatic … Continue reading Martin Luther and the Courage to Reform: Sermon for October 15, 2017
You’ve listened to enough of my sermons by now to know the general way I preach. I usually start with a story, and then I talk about the Scripture, and then I tie it back to the first story, and … Continue reading When Walking on Water isn’t the Goal: Sermon for August 13, 2017
You can listen to this sermon here or subscribe to the Congregational Church in Exeter’s sermon podcast on iTunes. Matthew 10:26-31, 38-39 10:26 “So have no fear of them; for nothing is covered up that will not be uncovered, and … Continue reading The Fall of a Sparrow: Sermon for June 25, 2017
People sometimes joke with pastors that we only work on Sunday mornings. Like we preach for an hour each week and then go golfing every other day. To be honest, even I think it’s funny. But the reality, of course, … Continue reading Thoughts, Prayers, and the Widow’s Mite: Sermon for November 15, 2015
I’m often asked why there are so few women in the Bible. Sure, there are some. There’s Mary, the mother of Jesus, and Mary Magdalene. There’s Eve, of Adam and Eve, and Martha who cleaned the kitchen while others surrounded Jesus. There’s Sarah and Abigail, Hannah and Elizabeth, and more. There are actually a fair number of women mentioned in the Bible, but the tricky thing is they are usually not at the foreground, and sometimes they don’t even have names. They are mentioned in passing, or as someone’s spouse, but rarely in their own right. And so when I … Continue reading “Your Silence Will Not Protect You” – A Sermon on Esther for October 11, 2015
The following was originally preached as a sermon on September 20, 2015 at the Congregational Church in Exeter. I’ve talked before about being a football fan. Not just football; I also follow the Red Sox and in terms of that … Continue reading Becoming Goliath
This week Caitlyn Jenner’s picture appeared on the front cover of Vanity Fair. Immediately people online began to juxtapose her photo next to photos of veterans and first responders, saying that “real bravery” looked like the latter, and that Caitlyn … Continue reading Bravery is Not a Contest.