Sunday, September 26, 2021

A Dangerous Unselfishness

"Dangerous Unselfishness" was a term coined by Martin Luther King. In his sermon on the Good Samaritan, Todd argues that living a life that is unselfish is "dangerous" because "It’s risky, it’s uncomfortable, but...

Don’t Drink, Don’t Smoke, What Do You Do?

Text: Matthew 25.39-45.   Originally preached on April 21, 2013.  And, yes, the title is a reference to an Adam Ant lyric. This sermon originally followed a presentation by a local prison ministry and begins with...

Back to the Bridge

Texts: Amos 5, Jonah 3.1-5, 10 and Mark 1.14-20 The first in a two part series inspired by Ava DuVernay’s film, Selma. Originally preached January 18, 2015.  Letting justice roll down like waters is how God calls...

Journey of the Magi

One of our favorite additions to the church's service for Epiphany is a staged reading of T.S. Eliot's classic poem for Christmas, "Journey of the Magi." Originally published in 1927 as part of a...

Peace on Earth

The Christmas Truce of 1914 during World War I reflected the real peace that Jesus brought at Christmas when God chose to be present with God's people. We can choose the same when we...

Pleasing God Not Mortals

Texts: 1 Thessalonians 2.1-20 and Mark 4.35-41.  A sermon responding to the massacre at Emmanuel AME Church in Charleston, South Carolina. Originally preached June 21, 2015.  "Living the Gospel requires courage. In the face of trials,...

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