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Certain Semi-Sacred Symbols of the Season, VII: Gifts

Date: January 2, 2022

Bible Text: Matthew 2:1–12 |

During Advent and Christmastime we are preaching on Certain Semi-Sacred Symbols of the Season—Candy Canes, Snow, Evergreens, Donkeys. While each of these tangible items illuminates an aspect of our multi-faceted God, none of them have been mentioned in the biblical nativity narratives until today. Today our symbol

Shafts of Light, XII: UNICEF

Date: July 18, 2021

Bible Text: Psalm 82 |

Psalm 82 A Plea for Justice God has taken his place in the divine council; in the midst of the gods he holds judgment: “How long will you judge unjustly and show partiality to the wicked? Selah Give justice to the weak and the orphan; maintain the

Shafts of Light, I: Mary McLeod Bethune

Date: April 18, 2021

Bible Text: Psalm 1 |

Bill, Katie, and I are excited to begin a new sermon series beginning today. Each week we will highlight one of the groups extraordinary, faithful individuals, whose faces shine through the Malott chapel windows upstairs. The title of this sermon series is taken from the eulogy honoring today’s

Out of the Dust

Date: February 17, 2021

Bible Text: Matthew 6:1–6, 16–21 |

“Remember you are dust.” we say to ourselves on the threshold of Lent, as if we could overlook the frailty and fragility of life during a pandemic.  The phases and tiers of reopening, the positivity rates and ICU bed availability, so many numbers that rise and fall and spiral as the months wear on into

Help, Thanks, Wow! The Lord’s Prayer, V: Chapter 11

Date: January 31, 2021

Bible Text: Matthew 18:21–35 |

During the season of Epiphany, Bill and I are preaching the sermon series, Help, Thanks, Wow, the Lord’s Prayer for Our Times—inspired by both the prayers of Anne Lammott and Jesus of Nazareth. Today we reach the fifth petition of the Lord’s Prayer—“And forgive us our trespasses as we forgive those who trespass against us.” The

Gratitude in Liminal Times

Date: November 26, 2020

Bible Text: Deuteronomy 8:7–18 |

For the Lord your God is bringing you into a good land, a land with flowing streams, with springs and underground waters welling up in valleys and hills, a land of wheat and barley, of vines and fig trees and pomegranates, a land of olive trees and honey, a land where you may eat bread

Story of Wonder

Date: January 5, 2020

Bible Text: Matthew 2:1–12 |

Click here to listen to this sermon.   Where is the child who has been born king of the Jews? For we observed his star at its rising, and have come to pay him homage. —Psalm 74:10   Today’s reading will be familiar to you. According to my count we have shared the