Category Archives: Sermons

Mary Jane

A memory from years ago resurfaced this week as I was working on my sermon. I was working at a camp in Pennsylvania for the summer as a counselor in 1997. The way this particular camp functioned was that us … Continue reading

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Son of the Star

Matthew 2:1-12 January always seems to bring a mixed bag of hope and sorrow when it comes around. At least for me, I always associate the New Year with new opportunities. I like to imagine the coming year as a … Continue reading

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From One to Another

Because of Holiday travels, I’m only now getting my Christmas sermon posted.  Maybe it will come in helpful for you next year (or if you celebrate “old Christmas”, then it’s just in time!).   It’s just a little bit early … Continue reading

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Pigs, Pee, and the Creativity of God

This is the time of year when we hear a lot about Belief.   Whether it’s through a Christmas movie, a song on the radio, or over the pulpit on a Sunday morning, the main message is simple and clear…Belief … Continue reading

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Stand Up Straight, and Tall

December 2, 2012                              Luke 21:25-36 This is the sermon I preached last Sunday. It would have been easy to dodge an ‘apocalyptic’ text like this at … Continue reading

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Romans 12:2

There’s just something –downright American– about a Bible verse that starts with the words “Do not be conformed”, isn’t there? We are citizens of a country that’s known for it’s rugged individualism.  There’s a pioneering sense of adventure that’s as old … Continue reading

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As For You (full sermon)

II Timothy 3:14-17 As For You November 4, 2012 Today we’re looking at one scripture that has been formative for this church. We chose it as part of the process last week, as we chose 13 scriptures that are important … Continue reading

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