Advent Begins

“Behold, the days are coming, says the Lord, when I will make a new covenant with the house of Israel and the house of Judah, not like the covenant which I made with their fathers when I took them by the hand to bring them out of the land of Egypt, my covenant which...

Congratulations Liz!

The point is this: the one who sows sparingly will also reap sparingly, and the one who sows bountifully will also reap bountifully. Each of you must give as you have made up your mind, not reluctantly or under compulsion, for God loves a cheerful giver. And God is...

Challenging Authority

Matthew 5:17-20 (CEB) There’s a story I like that comes from way back in the days when our devices were just beginning to talk to us. Ancient history, right? A man bought a new car with an early version of a voice-warning system. At first, he enjoyed the novelty of it...

Blessed Communion

Ephesians 6:18-24 (CEB) Let me begin this morning with a story. It’s called, “The Silent Sermon.” A member of a certain church, who had previously been attending services regularly, stopped going. After a few weeks, the minister decided to visit him. It was a chilly...

The Deeper Magic

First Corinthians 15:12-22 (NRSV) What a joy it is to be able to stand up here and celebrate this Easter morning with you. I look forward to this every year, partly with joy and excitement for the wonderful music, the enthusiastic crowds, and a glorious spring...