When I was in graduate school I had a position as a teaching assistant for a class of seminarians. My job was to lead a discussion section of the class, and to help the students to understand their papers and … Continue reading Being Perfect: Sermon for February 19, 2017
It’s good to be back in the pulpit this morning after being sidelined for the last couple of weeks. I’m grateful to Heidi Heath and Alex Simpson for stepping in to preach while I recovered from my concussion. I’m particularly … Continue reading Jesus’ Hardest Words: Sermon for February 12, 2017
Scripture: Matthew 5:38-48 If you have ever gotten into a discussion or a debate about religion, you probably know what it’s like to have a bunch of soundbites from the Bible thrown at you. I’m always interested in how people … Continue reading Turn the Other Cheek?: Jesus on the space between passivity and “stand your ground” – Sermon for February 23, 2014
Matthew 6:24 “No one can serve two masters; for a slave will either hate the one and love the other, or be devoted to the one and despise the other. You cannot serve God and wealth. 6:25 “Therefore I tell you, do not worry about your life, what you will eat or what you will drink, or about your body, what you will wear. Is not life more than food, and the body more than clothing? 6:26 Look at the birds of the air; they neither sow nor reap nor gather into barns, and yet your heavenly Father feeds them. … Continue reading Sermon for February 27, 2011: Lilies, Sparrows and You.