Faith, Hope, and Money (Sermon)

This is an adapted form of the sermon I preached this morning, the Fifth Sunday after Epiphany. We're in the midst of our Stewardship Campaign, and today's theme was "Giving to God of our Income Changes Everything." The theme scripture reading was 1 Corinthians 13:1-13.  There was once a couple, Alex and Morgan. In their … Continue reading Faith, Hope, and Money (Sermon)

Called Together (Sermon)

This is an adapted version of the sermon I preached this morning. We're in the midst of our annual Stewardship Campaign, and today's theme was "Giving God our Worship Changes Everything." The theme scripture reading was 1 Corinthians 12:12-31. Once upon a time, there was a group of people who wanted to identify who they … Continue reading Called Together (Sermon)

Thirteen

When I was a child, all I ever wanted to be was an astronaut. I loved learning about outer space, especially about the planets in our solar system. (Although, I must say, I was not scandalized by Pluto's "demotion" to dwarf planet status in 2006. Given the discoveries of other objects in the solar system at … Continue reading Thirteen

Learning from Women

This is an adapted form of the sermon I preached this morning. The gospel text was Mark 12:38-44, the story of the so-called "widow's mite."  I am growing a moustache for the month of November in support of a movement called “Movember.” Movember started about fifteen years ago in Australia, and is now embraced worldwide. … Continue reading Learning from Women

Ships in Harbors, Talents in the Ground

This is an adapted form of the sermon I preached this morning. The gospel text was Matthew 25:14-30. When Jonathan was young, he was always anxious. Things had to be done the right way, or it upset him. For example: he and his brother played with refrigerator magnets, you know, the big colorful plastic letters … Continue reading Ships in Harbors, Talents in the Ground