Sermons from October 2018

Limitations and Possibilities

Job 38:1-7 John 10:35-45 There is a memorable line from one of Clint Eastwood’s Dirty Harry movies – after a villain has a fiery end, Harry pauses, squints his eyes in the Eastwood way, and says, “A man’s got to know his limitations.” These lines could easily describe the two encounters in today’s readings.  Job […]

Shift Happens: Finding God in Suffering

Job 1:1, 2:1-10, Job 23:1-9, 16-17 John 9:1-12 In my home state California, after an earthquake, the old-timers often say “shift happens” to comfort – or tease – frightened newcomers to the state. Everything seems stable until the tectonic plates shift, and your life is turned upside down.  “Shift happens” is an apt description happens […]