Prayer and Action: Sermon for July 28, 2013

Some of the first prayers I ever remember saying were during football games. My family is full of Redskins fans, and my dad in particular takes games very seriously. I remember being about six years old and watching the Redskins play the Dolphins in the Super Bowl. We were watching them on TV, and I could see everyone was so intent and so anxious. And so, though I didn’t understand much about God or prayer or how to pray, I kept praying that the pass on third and long would connect, or the field goal would make it through the … Continue reading Prayer and Action: Sermon for July 28, 2013

Sheep, Goats, and the Rest of Us – Sermon for the installation of the Rev. Joe Amico

When Joe asked me to preach this afternoon I asked him what his favorite text for ministry was. He responded by sending me that text I just read to you. The one about the sheep and the goats, and Jesus separating them from one another. The one about the sheep going to inherit the kingdom of God, and the goats going to a not very nice place at all.   I was a little worried.   Whenever I hear about people being judged by God, I start to get nervous. Mostly because I’m not really sure which way it’s going … Continue reading Sheep, Goats, and the Rest of Us – Sermon for the installation of the Rev. Joe Amico