The Secret of Christmas (Blue Christmas Sermon)

Every year, our church offers a "Blue Christmas" service, specially designed for those who find the holidays difficult. This was my sermon for Blue Christmas 2016, preached on Sunday afternoon, December 18. We gather here today because we are finding Christmas difficult this year. There are many possible reasons for that. Perhaps someone you love … Continue reading The Secret of Christmas (Blue Christmas Sermon)

The Phantom Innkeeper

This is an adapted version of the sermon I preached on Christ the King, November 20, 2016. The gospel reading was Luke 23:33-43. That may have been a surprising reading to hear. Today is the final Sunday of the church year, a day called Christ the King. We might expect to hear about Jesus seated … Continue reading The Phantom Innkeeper

Jesus Said it Would Be Like This

This is an adapted version of the sermon I preached on Sunday, November 13, 2016. It was the first Sunday after the 2016 presidential election, and I tried to address some election-related concerns without being partisan or inflammatory. The gospel reading for the day was Luke 21:5-19. “Vince said it would be like this.” When … Continue reading Jesus Said it Would Be Like This