Earlier this year I was researching my mom’s grandparents, my mom’s mom’s family, and I found my great-grandfather’s application for citizenship in this country. My grandmother’s parents emigrated from Italy in the early 1900’s and they settled in Maine. They … Continue reading Translating the Gospel: Sermon for Pentecost, June 4, 2017
To listen to a recording of this sermon, click here. Or, subscribe on iTunes and receive each week’s sermon automatically. John 10:1-10 10:1 Very truly, I tell you, anyone who does not enter the sheepfold by the gate but climbs … Continue reading Wolves in Shepherds’ Clothing: Sermon for May 7, 2017
An audio recording of this sermon is available here or can be downloaded as a podcast at iTunes. I like to think that I’m perceptive. When I was in middle school I had a teacher who would praise me for … Continue reading Recognizing Jesus on the Path: Sermon for April 30, 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 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