Sermon – February 17, 2019 – 6th Sunday after Epiphany

V’ahavta; you shall love the lord with all your heart, with all your soul, with all your might. And love your neighbor as yourself   How do we cultivate a sensation of compassion in our bodies, before our judgmental brain Makes decisions about whether it is deserved or … [Read more...]

Sermon – August 13, 2017 – Tenth Sunday after Pentecost

  Stepping out in Faith In his January, 1933 inaugural address, President Frank Delano Roosevelt issued those famous words, “We have nothing to fear but fear itself.” As a new president of a country reeling from the Great Depression, banks had failed, the dollar had dwindled, pessimism … [Read more...]

Sermon – June 25, 2017 – Third Sunday after Pentecost

Grace and peace to you, this day and everyday, from God our Creator, Christ our Redeemer, and the Holy Spirit, who gives us faith. Amen.   When did you know things were different? … Did you know things were different at the birth of your first child; astounded at the miracle of life and … [Read more...]

Sermon – July 27, 2014

The Kingdom Here and Now These past couple of Sundays we have been eavesdropping on Jesus’ kingdom conversations with his followers and the crowds, trying to let them know what they are in for . . .how their lives are being transformed, how hope is being kindled and renewed, who they are in … [Read more...]

Sermon – July 6, 2014

Gospel: Matthew 11:16–30 16But to what will I compare this generation? It is like children sitting in the marketplaces and calling to one another, 17'We played the flute for you, and you did not dance; we wailed, and you did not mourn.’ 18For John came neither eating nor drinking, and they say, … [Read more...]

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Sermon – June 6, 2004

One of the deacons in my church in Texas was approached by someone wondering about the faith one day, and he asked him, "Frank, what is it exactly that you believe?" Now, Frank was not often posed that question and he stood for a minute, a little flustered, and then he began to recite the Apostle's … [Read more...]

Sermon – April 20, 2003 – “That Kind of Day”

April 20, 2003 "That Kind of a Day" Let me start with a poem from my new favorite poet, Billy Collins, who is presently the Poet Laureate of this country. It is called "Today" If ever there were a spring day so perfect, so uplifted by a warm, intermittent breeze that it made you want to … [Read more...]