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...