Sermon Archive

Remarks: Blessing of the Animals

Date: December 27, 2015

Bible Text: Psalm 104 |

The young lions roar for their prey, seeking their food from God.   —Psalm 104.21   The father of the little boy who would grow up to become the famous Francis of Assisi was a wealthy Italian who made a fortune selling cloth in Paris. He loved

A Quiet Christmas Advent Wreath

Date: December 17, 2015

Bible Text: John 1:1–5, 14 |

One:    This is our hope, the thing for which we wait: In the beginning was the Word, and the Word was with God, and the Word was God. The Word was in the beginning with God. All things came into being through him, and without him not one

Irrational Exuberance

Date: December 6, 2015

Bible Text: Isaiah 60:1–22; Luke 2:8–14 |

Glory to God in the highest and on earth peace among people of good will. —Luke 2:14 If you are Catholic, or once were Catholic, or even if you listen to any sacred choral music at all, you know that generically a Gloria—any Gloria—is the second obligatory

See for Yourselves

Date: November 29, 2015

Bible Text: Luke 21:25–36 |

People will faint from fear and foreboding of what is coming upon the world, for the powers of the heavens will be shaken. —Luke 21:26   Advent wraps us up in beginning and end; alpha and omega.  Advent is, as holidays go, the New Year’s celebration of the

Alpha and Omega

Date: November 22, 2015

Bible Text: Revelation 1:4–8 |

‘I am the Alpha and the Omega,’ says the Lord God, who is and who was and who is to come, the Almighty. —Revelation 1:8   Nohemi Gonzales was a star in the design department at California State University in Long Beach. She was a junior, a first-generation

What Do You Want Me to Do for You?

Date: November 15, 2015

Bible Text: Mark 10:46–52 |

Then Jesus said to him, ‘What do you want me to do for you?’ The blind man said to him, ‘My teacher, let me see again’ —Mark 10:51   Sometimes the world is not very helpful to the differently-abled, especially the blind. For example in that story

The Greatest

Date: November 8, 2015

Bible Text: Mark 9:30–37 |

Whoever welcomes one such child in my name welcomes me, and whoever welcomes me welcomes not me but the one who sent me. —Mark 9:37   I float like a butterfly, sting like a bee; I done wrestled with an alligator; I done tussled with a whale; handcuffed