Sermon – December 24, 2005

As we listen again to the first few verses of Luke’s account of the Christmas story we see that this could be the history of everyman.  There is nothing remarkable about it, at least nothing that portends what his to come. Here in this time, Caesar Augustus is the emperor.  Things were pretty … [Read more...]

Sermon – October 16, 2005

I am going to lay on all of us a few statistics this morning with regard to world hunger. About 24, 000 people die each day from hunger or hunger related causes. That is a thousand people an hour, or about one every three point six seconds. Three-fourths of the deaths are kids under the age of … [Read more...]

Sermon – October 9, 2005

I am not big on remembering food events. Ann could recall a lunch that we had 10 years ago at a Vietnamese restaurant on a side street Beaumont, Texas, and still comment on the quality of the hot sauce. I don't remember what I had for breakfast. I don't somehow relate to food in any conventional … [Read more...]

Sermon – September 25, 2005

Called to Grace Today, in spite of wars, and hurricanes, floods and political divisions, there is thing of great beauty and wonder happening around us: the monarchs are migrating again, making that wondrous unexpected journey home. Have you seen them? They are flying south by the millions to their … [Read more...]

Sermon – September 11, 2005

Hope in Troubled Times Just to look at this date on the calendar brings feelings of sadness, anger, fear, confusion. Today we mark the 4th anniversary of the tragic bombing of the World Trade Center, an unadulterated act of hatred and violence and evil. Since then we have been at war and as a … [Read more...]

Sermon – September 4, 2005

I read a refreshing story ... I read a refreshing story in Time Magazine last week. It was a story about reconciliation between a doctor and a hospital and a family. It was in St. Paul, where a little boy had suffered from spinal bifida for many years, and had made, as you can probably guess, … [Read more...]

Sermon – August 28, 2005

Choosing the Cross Matthew 16:21-28   There’s a story that comes to mind that I ran across a while ago that makes me scratch my head in bewilderment…and yet it’s a story that may well represent the “give-us-what-we-want” culture in which we now live.  A church wanted to improve … [Read more...]

Sermon – August 21, 2005

"Who do you say that I am?" I did a Google internet search yesterday of that question, "who is Jesus?" yesterday, and my search returned 232,000 hits. There are plenty of folks who want to tell us who Jesus is. Some of the sites spoke of the Jesus of the DaVinci Code, which is back in the news, a … [Read more...]

Sermon – July 31, 2012

Enough Matthew 14: 13-21 I have a pretty good theory that the most perfect food, an item that provides nourishment for body, mind, and spirit is a bowl of macaroni and cheese.  I have felt this way since I was a wee whipper-snapper. When I’m feeling a little depressed or lonely or down, when … [Read more...]

Sermon – July 17, 2005

The Weed Eater There’s a story that tells of a woman a few years ago who noticed a few bees buzzing around the attic of her home.  Since there were only a few, she made no effort to deal with them.  Over the summer the bees continued to fly in and out of the attic vent while the woman remained … [Read more...]