Sermon: What Saves Our Lives

(Psalm 103:1-20) and Matthew 5:1-12 For the past few weeks, each Sunday we’ve been hearing a snippet from Jesus’ Sermon on the Plain in the Gospel of Luke. It was early in Jesus’ ministry; he was gaining a reputation as a traveling teacher and healer. On this day, the...

Sermon: Did You See That?

(Psalm 34:1-14) and Luke 6:27-31 A few years ago, journalist Ta-Nehisi Coates published a book called Between the World and Me. It is an open letter he wrote to his young son describing what it is to be a black man in the United States today. I am grateful that I read...

Sermon: Singing Through The Wall

Psalm 30 and Luke 6:21 and 25 Jesus walked this lonesome valley. He had to walk it by himself. Nobody else could walk it for him. Nobody else could walk it for you or me; we have to walk it by ourselves. About five years ago, I learned about a debate that had been...

Sermon: What Choice Do We Have…

Psalm 146 and Mark 16:1-8 A few years back, I remember sitting in a clergy meeting hearing Reverend Kuenning tell the origin story of the Community Caring Conference. Some of you might remember what was happening here in the seventies. Our neighborhood was changing....

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