Sermons from March 2017

God’s Power and Human Suffering

John 9:1-7 Being a minister at a wedding reception has certain occupational hazards. I had just completed a wedding at Georgetown University’s chapel and had adjourned with the guests to enjoy drinks and hor d’oeuvres at a local bistro. As I was munching on one of those scallops wrapped in bacon that are often featured […]

There is No Other

John 4:1-26 As many of you know, most mornings I walk on the beach at sunrise and for decades now, I begin my day with prayer and meditation and then continue my reflections as I go for a walk, whether I am the beach, a big city, or the wilderness. One summer, Kate, Matt, and […]

For God so Loved the World, No Exceptions

John 3:1-17 Do you ever wake up in the middle of the night, with your mind whirling about some important question, or a problem that’s bothering you? Do you ever feel embarrassed to bring up a question, for fear you’ll be thought stupid or judged by others? I suspect that’s what’s going on in the […]

Listen to Your Life

Matthew 4:1-11 When I was a boy, a Sunday evening staple for American families was Walter Cronkite’s “Twentieth Century,” the precursor to today’s “Sixty Minutes.” In the final years of the show’s life, the title was changed to the “Twenty-first Century” as it focused on what viewers could expect 40 years into the future. One […]