Sermons from March 2016

The Spiritual Landscape of Holy Week

Luke 19:28-40 Have you ever been to a political rally or rock concert? I don’t go to many of these anymore, other than low key events at Melody Tent. But, I remember the excitement of concerts with Santana, Janis Joplin, the Grateful Dead, and the Beach Boys, during my youth in the San Francisco Bay […]

Spirituality for the Whole Person

Luke 10:38-42 John 12:1-8 Four years ago, I was interviewed to be Senior Pastor of one of the UCC’s flagship congregations. In the course of the interview, I was asked “what’s most important to you as a pastor – spirituality or activism?” My “both-and” response set off a conversation among the members of the Search […]

Grace Greater Than We Can Imagine

Luke 15:1-3, 11-32 When my son Matt was a toddler, we had a mirror in the hallway near his room. For months, he looked at the mirror perplexed about the shape that greeted him. Until one day, he noticed that the mirror reflected his movements. He had a look of surprise and then smiled as […]