Sermon: Love, In the Time of Nuclear War

As a congregation, we sit at an interesting juncture.  Some of us ask questions like where are we headed?  Will we survive?  Those are legitimate questions. I don’t know what we need to specifically do, but the answer right now is to love.  Continue reading Sermon: Love, In the Time of Nuclear War

Sermon: Looking for Loopholes

  Luke 10:25-42 Who Is My Neighbor Series First Sunday in Lent March 5, 2017 First Christian Church Mahtomedi, MN Click here to listen to the audio version. Supposedly the commedian W.C. Fields was reading a Bible one day. Fields was known for his kind of outrageous lifestyle of drinking and mistrisses, so having him reading a Bible seemed a little out of character. When asked why he was reading the Bible, Fields responded, “I’m looking for loopholes.” Today we are looking at one of the most well-known parables, the tale of the Good Samaritan. Even people who have never … Continue reading Sermon: Looking for Loopholes

Sermon: Borrowed Time

“Borrowed Time” Luke 13:1-9, 31-35 March 12, 2017 Second Sunday in Lent Who Is My Neighbor Series First Christian Church Minneapolis, MN Click here for the audio version. A man leaves home to head into New York City and work in one the city’s tallest buildings. It’s the morning of September 11, 2001, and the man’s family never saw their husband and father again. On that same morning, a husband drops off his wife at Dulles Airport in Washington, DC. He kisses her, expecting to see her when she returns a few days later. The woman is on a flight … Continue reading Sermon: Borrowed Time

Sermon: “Fight the Power”

Ephesians 6:10-20 Twelfth  Sunday After Pentecost August 7, 2016 First Christian Church Mahtomedi, MN Listen to the sermon podcast. One of the earliest hymns I remember singing was “Onward Christian Soldiers.”  And I have to admit that I liked the song.  There is something peppy with the music, and yes, it has almost a martial beat to it.  For those of you who don’t know the lyrics it goes like this:   Onward, Christian soldiers, marching as to war, With the cross of Jesus going on before! Christ, the royal Master, leads again the foe; Forward into battle, see his … Continue reading Sermon: “Fight the Power”

Sermon: Trouble In Lake Wobegon

“Trouble in Lake Wobegone” Luke 10:25-37 and Romans 14:1-18 Seventh  Sunday After Pentecost July 10, 2016 First Christian Church Mahtomedi, MN Listen to the Sermon.   It could have been me. That is what I thought early Thursday morning, as I groggily woke and checked Facebook.  There were some news reports of a police shooting near St. Paul.  As I became more conscious I started to realize this was big news.  It was another member of the police shooting a black man. It was then I saw a post from Daniel my husband. It was frieghtening post.  He was already … Continue reading Sermon: Trouble In Lake Wobegon