The Bible Clearly Says…: Sermon for June 2, 2013

Earlier this week I was reading a news article about a social issue, and the reporter had interviewed a pastor. And he was talking about this issue and he said, “the Bible clearly says that this is wrong”. And I remember thinking to myself, “actually, I don’t think that’s what the Bible says at all.” In fact, I think that the Bible says the exact opposite. And it made me think about how many times I had heard that line: “the Bible clearly says”. And it made me think about the ways that we become confident that we are right, … Continue reading The Bible Clearly Says…: Sermon for June 2, 2013

What Happens Now? – A Sermon on the Ascension for May 20, 2012

I couldn’t wait to get to college. As much as I loved my parents, like every college freshman I was eager to be on my own. And so we pulled up to the dorm as soon as it opened on the first day, I got everything I could out of the car as quickly as possible, set it up in my dorm room, and told my parents that I was fine, and that I’d see them on fall break. But as soon as my parents disappeared out the front doors of the dorm, and sinking realization hit me: I was … Continue reading What Happens Now? – A Sermon on the Ascension for May 20, 2012

“Here I Stand” – Sermon for March 11, 2012

John 2:13-22 2:13 The Passover of the Jews was near, and Jesus went up to Jerusalem. 2:14 In the temple he found people selling cattle, sheep, and doves, and the money changers seated at their tables. 2:15 Making a whip of cords, he drove all of them out of the temple, both the sheep and the cattle. He also poured out the coins of the money changers and overturned their tables. 2:16 He told those who were selling the doves, “Take these things out of here! Stop making my Father’s house a marketplace!” 2:17 His disciples remembered that it was … Continue reading “Here I Stand” – Sermon for March 11, 2012