Covid-19 Sermon Update

Monday April 6, 2020 During this time of social distancing, I will not be posting hard copies of my sermons on this page. Instead, I am Live Streaming on Facebook Sunday mornings following Adam and Lauren’s Hymn Sing, Also, I am recording my messages for Vimeo,...

The Lesson of Scripture

Matthew 5:17-20 (NRSV) Back when I was about halfway through seminary, I took a job as a student pastor for two churches in Heath and Rowe, in Northwestern Massachusetts. Every week, I would travel back and forth to Boston for classes, and every time I did, I would...

The Lesson of Authenticity

Matthew 5:33-37 (NRSV) Today, we begin the season of Lent, the season leading up to the great passion of Holy Week and Easter. For the next few weeks, I’m going to preach about some of the wisdom from Jesus’ Sermon on the Mount. It can be found in Matthew’s gospel,...

Can I Get a Witness?!

Second Peter 1:16-21 (NRSV) I’d like to tell you a story this morning; a personal story. When I was in the ninth grade, I attended a Methodist youth camp that ended up being my first direct experience with evangelism. I was at a point in my life where things weren’t...

Glass Houses

Matthew 5:13-16 (NRSV) A few years ago, I was driving through Fairfield, Connecticut with my daughter Corinne in the car. We passed by a big, new building, the entire front of which was made of glass. I turned to Corinne and said, “You know what they say about people...

Groundhog Day, Again

Matthew 16:24-27 (NRSV) Four years ago, when I was still getting my feet on the ground as your new pastor, I preached a sermon on Groundhog Day. Last week, as I was looking ahead at my preaching schedule, I happened to notice that this year Groundhog Day falls on a...