Sermons from September 2016

Ubuntu on Cape Cod

Luke 16:19-31 Has anyone ever heard the word “ubuntu?” It’s a word from South Africa that became popular in the days of apartheid, especially when it was used by one of the great spiritual leaders of our time, Bishop Desmond Tutu. Basically, it means “I am me because of you.” Or as Bishop Tutu says […]

Until… (an intergenerational sermon)

Luke 15: 1-10 Have you ever lost something really important? Conversation What was it? Conversation If it was really important, how did you feel? Conversation How long did you look for it? Conversation For me, it might be my wallet, a book I’m reading, my cell phone, or a document in my computer whose name […]

Known and Loved

Psalm 139:1-18 Do you have a favorite bible story or verse? Well, today’s reading from Psalm 139 easily falls into my top five favorite passages from the bible. It’s about being known, being loved, and being found. One of my theological and spiritual teachers and mentors is Howard Thurman. Although he’s been dead for nearly […]