Sermons from October 2016

Reformation Sunday

Psalm 46 Romans 3:21-24 Mark 10:46-52 When my son was in kindergarten, now over thirty years ago, we often read the Choose Your Own Adventure stories. Do you remember those books? Before high tech computer programs, we would spend hours reading books that involved making choices. Each page involved a choice that would shape a […]

Patience with God

Genesis 32:22-31 Luke 18:1-18 Years ago, I taught a course at Georgetown University called “The Problem of God.” A requirement for first year students, the course was a “problem” to many of them: it challenged their faith as they reflected on why bad things happen to good people, the relationship of Christianity and other religions, […]

The Healing We Need is Right Where We Are

2 Kings 5:1-3, 7-15 Luke 17:11-19  Author Susan Sontag asserts that each person has citizenship in two countries – the land of the healthy and the land of the sick. According to Sontag, “Although we all prefer to use only the good passport, sooner or later, each of us is obliged, for at least a […]