Sermons from August 2016

Tell Me a Story: Ruth, Nehemiah, and Good News for Outsiders

Ruth 1:1-18 It’s been said that God created humankind because God loves stories. Our scriptures are filled with stories, legends that tell a deeper truth than mere fact, tales that counter our prejudices and invite us to see the world from a wider perspective. No one knows exactly when the story of Ruth was first […]

I Come to the Garden

John 20:11-18 The philosopher Alfred North Whitehead once noted that religion is what an individual does with his – or her – solitariness….if you are never solitary you are never religious, the philosopher asserted. While Whitehead may be overstating his case – after all, some of the most profound spiritual experiences occur in worship – […]

It is Well with My Soul

Psalm 139:7-12 Romans 8:38-39 What happens when you lose everything? How can you go on when your life falls apart before your eyes? What do you do when even God seems absent? We live in a wonderful world, there is no doubt about that, but as Scott Peck says in the first lines of his […]