On this first Sunday in Lent, we talk about hope vs. optimism.
As a nation, we strive to live up to better ideas and many times we do. But let’s not kid ourselves. We are not okay.
We might be called at times to do difficult things, like those who took part in the civil rights marches in the 1960s, all the while facing angry mobs of people. But most of the time, it involves doing a small thing. This is why Jesus talked about how great an act was of giving someone a cup of water.
Matthew 16:13-20 Sixteenth Sunday in Ordinary Time August 24, 2014 First Christian Church Mahtomedi, MN I’ve always had an … More
Genesis 45:1-15 and Matthew 15:10-28 Fifteenth Sunday in Ordinary Time August 17, 2014 First Christian Church Mahtomedi, MN How … More
“Fit for a Dog” Matthew 15: 10-28 August 17, 2008 Lake Harriet Christian Church Minneapolis, MN During my freshman and … More
Another sermon for this coming Sunday preached in 2005. Matthew 13:1-9,18-23, Romans 8:1-11, Isaiah 55:1-5,10-13 July 10, 2005 Community of … More
This is the sermon I wrote for this Sunday back in 2008. “Better Churches and Gardens” Matthew 13:1-9, 18-23 July … More
I preached this on the Fourth Sunday of Easter in 2008, which is also called Good Shepherd Sunday. Acts 2:42-47, … More
I put together a Bible Study for the folks at church each week. I usually include a relfection on … More