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 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
To listen to this sermon as a podcast, please visit: https://exeterucc.podbean.com or subscribe here on iTunes . Ephesians 5:8-14 5:8 For once you were darkness, but now in the Lord you are light. Live as children of light- 5:9 for the fruit of … Continue reading Getting ‘Woke’: Sermon for March 26, 2017
There are some things that define the differences between generations. There are young adults who have never known a world without the internet, for instance, and others for whom this is still a pretty recent phenomenon. Or, there are those … Continue reading Born Again. And again. And again.: Sermon for March 12, 2017
Wednesday night some of us gathered here in the sanctuary for Ash Wednesday worship. I joked then about the overflow crowd. You know, there are three packed services in every church year: Christmas, Easter, and Ash Wednesday. That’s not true, … Continue reading Lenten Stories: Sermon for March 5, 2017
My favorite books of all time are the Harry Potter books. I was an adult when they came out, and at first the idea of reading books that were written for children held no appeal. But over time everyone kept … Continue reading Gradual Transfigurations: Sermon for February 26, 2017