Sermon: “What the World Needs Now”

“What the World Needs Now” Isaiah 2:1-5 First Sunday of Advent December 1, 2013 First Christian Church Mahtomedi, MN The thing about being from Flint, MI is that the minute you say where you are from the next words that comes out a person’s mouth is something related to “Roger and Me.” As most of you know, “Roger and Me” was a 1989 documentary by Flint native Michael Moore. Moore chronicles life in town that was dominated by one industry, the auto industry, and one company, General Motors. The 80s were not kind to Flint as external and internal forces … Continue reading Sermon: “What the World Needs Now”

Sunday Sermon: “Jesus Is Coming. Look Busy.”

This is a sermon for the second Sunday in Advent.  I preached it in 2009.  “Jesus is Coming. Look Busy.” Malachi 3:1-4, Luke 3:1-6 December 6, 2009 Second Sunday of Advent First Christian Church Minneapolis, MN   I don’t watch as much television as I used to, but when I do I tend to like a lot of the reality television shows.  I have been an avid fan of “Top Chef” for years.  But the one that I have really enjoyed over time is the series, “What Not to Wear.”  For those of you who don’t know, the show consists … Continue reading Sunday Sermon: “Jesus Is Coming. Look Busy.”