Sermons from June 2014

Joyful Tintinnabulation

Galatians 5:22 Philippians 4:4-9 John 15:11 I’ve got Joy, Joy, Joy, Joy Down in my heart Down in my heart I’ve got Joy, Joy, Joy, Joy Down in my heart Down in my heart to stay. Today, we celebrate a joyful faith. We ring bells, and whether we hit all the right notes or miss […]

A Spirituality for the Summertime

A Spirituality for the Summertime Genesis 1:1-4; 1:31-2:3 Philippians 4:4-9 Matthew 6:30-34 During our recent visit to Grand Rapids, Michigan, I struck up a conversation with a Navajo pastor. Because I had worked with Navajos in Arizona some thirty five years ago, we mused about the differences between Navajo and white culture.   Whereas white folks […]

The Witnesses

Have you ever been a witness to something? Sometimes we might see an event…an accident, a crime, or maybe even a miracle…we see it with our own eyes and often we are asked to describe it or report it or tell the world about it. Being a witness can be really hard. There is a […]

Pentecost: Spirit-Filled Faith

Pentecost: Spirit-filled Faith Acts 2:1-21 I Corinthians 4:1-13 A number of years ago, I concluded a seminary class on the Healings of Jesus with a service of anointing and laying on of hands. We began with a scripture and a time of silence and reflection similar to what we do at our own healing prayer […]