Sermon: “Faith. Fellowship. Future.”

“Faith. Fellowship. Future.” Hebrews 11:29- 12:2 August 15, 2010 First Christian Church Minneapolis, MN     I think it’s safe to say that I have been to almost every Home Depot, Lowes and Menards in the metro area this summer.  The reason being is that my partner Daniel came up with the idea of adding on to our house.  We are adding a bedroom and bathroom on the main floor.  You have to understand that Daniel has a drive to get the best looking addition for good price.  This has meant going to every home improvement place around to scout … Continue reading Sermon: “Faith. Fellowship. Future.”

Sunday Sermon: “Big Time”

Today’s sermon is based off a song from recording artist Peter Gabriel from 1987.  You can watch the video below. “Big Time” Luke 12:13-21 Eleventh Sunday of Pentecost August 4, 2013 First Christian Church Minneapolis, MN People in my generation are familiar with the artist Peter Gabriel.  He was the lead singer for the British band Genesis and then left to start a solo career.  His best known album is So, released in 1986.  It was a very popular album with some memoriable songs and visually stunning music videos.  I remember seeing the video for the song “Sledgehammer” and it … Continue reading Sunday Sermon: “Big Time”

Sermon: “On Pastors and Pastures”

A sermon from Good Shepherd Sunday 2006. “On Pastors and Pastures” John 10:11-18, Psalm 23 May 7, 2006 Lake Harriet Christian Church Minneapolis, MN I have to “blame” our Associate Minister, Tammy Rottschaefer for this sermon. For a while she has commented on the problem with parts of the church today in that we don’t know how to be church together. Somehow, all that talking about being church, sunk into me. For the past few months, I’ve been thinking about what it means to be church at this time and place. I’ve also been thinking a lot about what it … Continue reading Sermon: “On Pastors and Pastures”

Children’s Sermon: “We’ll Leave the Light On For You”

There were these two guys walking down the road from Jerusalem. They were going to village named Emmaus. Jesus had risen from the dead and decided to join his friends, but he didn’t tell them who he was and his friends didn’t recognize him at first. They’re kind of sad that Jesus had died and now it was the third day when he said he would rise from the dead. His body is gone from the tomb and they don’t know where it went. Continue reading Children’s Sermon: “We’ll Leave the Light On For You”

Sermon: “Waiting to Inhale”

I’m planning to write a post on Pope Francis and the reaction he’s getting from progressive Christians.  Until then, I share this sermon from 2004.  It was written during a pretty challenging time in my life. “Waiting to Inhale” Romans 5:1-5, John 16:12-16 Lake Harriet Christian Church Minneapolis, MN June 6, 2004     I had plans to share with you a deep, theological sermon about the role of the Holy Spirit and what it should mean for this congregation.  When I talked with Terry last week, I shared my ideas and together we planned the service.  However, something happened … Continue reading Sermon: “Waiting to Inhale”

Sunday Sermon: May 2, 2010

I usually post my sermons soon after I preach them, but for some reason I didn’t post this one last year.  I filled in for the pastor at Plymouth Creek Christian Church in Plymouth, MN.  Part of the reason I share this now is that I want to tell part of the ongoing story of the church that I serve at and how God is at work at this urban church. “Young Trees” John 13:31-35, Acts 11:1-18 May 2, 2010 Plymouth Creek Christian Church Plymouth, Minnesota   How do you transform a church?  That’s the question I’ve been trying to … Continue reading Sunday Sermon: May 2, 2010