Easter Festival Service: Practicing Resurrection

Easter Festival Service Practicing Resurrection John 20:1-18  He was her best friend, her companion, the one who delivered her from demonic darkness, the one whom she loved above all others.  She was a leader among his women followers, someone he trusted fully, and a voice of experience and wisdom.  She knew the darkness of life, […]

Good Friday Meditation “A Suffering God”

Good Friday Meditation “A Suffering God” German theologian, Dietrich Bonhoeffer, who spent his last days in a German concentration camp, asserted that only a suffering God can save. Surely his words come alive as we reflect on the meaning of Good Friday. Jesus, God’s beloved child, is abandoned, beaten, and crucified by those he sought […]

Palm Sunday – A Celebration Worth Remembering

A Celebration Worth Remembering A Sermon Preached by Rev. Dr. Bruce Epperly, Palm Sunday April 13, 2014 Philippians 2:5-11 Matthew 21:1-11   I love parades.   I’ve been to the Rose Bowl Parade on New Year’s Day in Pasadena, CA and still watch the Rose Bowl Parade during brunch every New Year’s morning.  I love fireworks […]

A Theological Triptych – Light Amid Darkness

A Theological Triptych: Meditations on Light amid Darkness A Sermon Preached by Rev. Dr. Bruce Epperly on March 30, 2014 Psalm 23 Ephesians 5:8-14 John 9:1-7   This morning we are embarking on something a little different: a theological triptych.  A triptych is a work of art in which paintings or etchings are displayed on […]

Living Waters

Living Waters Preached by Rev. Dr. Bruce Epperly onMarch 23, 2014 Exodus 17:1-7 John 4:1-5   The other night I heard  astrophysicist Neil DeGrasse Tyson echo the words of Carl Sagan, some four decades ago, “we are star stuff.”  Tyson and Sagan are right; our origins are as old as the big bang and the […]