Within Reach

July 14, 2019
The parable of the Good Samaritan is well known even among those who know nothing of the Christian faith. We take a look at, as we have done many times…

The Invasion Has Begun

June 9, 2019
Pentecost is the celebration of God's Spirit coming to empower the apostles and the Church to do the will of Christ. We mark the day this year, not merely as…

Risen Indeed! So What?

April 28, 2019
It's the Sunday after Easter, and the crowds have ebbed away. Why? As exciting and important as the Resurrection of Christ is, for many people there just isn't a connection…

Balance

February 17, 2019
The Sermon on the Plain gives us some context for considering the inequity of our society. Luke 6:17-26, 1 Corinthians 15:12-20.

A Longer Table

November 11, 2018
Ruth and Naomi find their fortunes reversed. Yay! But in Mark, the widow in the temple puts her last cent and all her hope in the offering. Jesus is impressed…

All the Way

November 4, 2018
Jesus discusses the greatest commandments with a scribe. I hope no one is surprised that it's "Love the Lord your God with all your heart, all your soul, all your…

Reversal of Fortune

October 28, 2018
The sermon today, originally about Job's restoration and the healing of Bartimaeus the blind man, was reshaped by the violent events of the week and especially the shooting at Tree…

Time’s Up

January 21, 2018
These three passages all address God sending word to folks that time is running out and the judgment of God is about to come, so be ready! Often God makes…
Samuel gets an unexpected call from God in the middle of the night. Nathanael gets an unexpected invitation from his friend Philip to follow an unexpected Messiah. Even for people…