Sermons and Messages

Sermon for July 2, 2017

In Christian circles our first reading this morning is misnamed as the “Sacrifice of Isaac.” But Isaac was not sacrificed. Abraham’s hand was stayed. In fact, we’ll never know whether Abraham would have killed his son had the angel not . . .

AWE

  Fourth Sunday of Easter–May 7, 2017 Many of us have been amazed recently by a picture of earth taken through Saturn’s rings. It was captured by a camera aboard the Cassini Spacecraft. It shows several very large rings and . . .

Sanctuary

Sermon preached at Christ Church on January 29, 2017 8 Now a new king arose over Egypt, who did not know Joseph. 9He said to his people, ‘Look, the Israelite people are more numerous and more powerful than we. 10Come, let us deal . . .

Gone Fishin’

  Third Sunday after the Epiphany January 22, 2017     Many of you come to church today with heavy hearts. Others hopeful and optimistic with the inauguration of a new president. Hardly anyone I’ve talked with recently is neutral. . . .

Indivisable

“Here is my servant, whom I uphold, my chosen, in whom my soul delights; I have put my spirit upon him; he will bring forth justice to the nations. He will not cry or lift up his voice, or make . . .

Trouble in Paradise

  November 13, 2016 Every Tuesday morning I’m asked by the Parish Administrator for the title of the coming Sunday’s sermon. Last Tuesday was no exception. I looked at the scriptures assigned for this morning about dismantling of the holy . . .

The Long Game

  The other news story this week was the announcement that Bob Dylan won this year’s Nobel Prize for Literature. Now regardless of the debate over the quality of Dylan’s singing ability, there should be little controversy about his literary . . .

9/11

It was my Senior year of high school. Stockholm, Sweden, where I was an exchange student. One of my classmates invited me to his family’s Friday night dinner. When I told my host parents what I was planning, they became . . .