Sermons from March 2020

Beyond Tragedy

John 11:1-6, 17-44 We are now entering the twilight zone.  We are now entering the world of the walking dead, the realm of zombies, spirits, ghosts, and near-death experiences. The world of the paranormal that lies beyond the rational mind and human control. (Of course, in this time of pandemic, we already feel as if we are […]

When Bad Things Happen…Where’s God?

John 9:1-7 Do you know what a theologian is?   Did you know that everyone here is a theologian? A theologian is someone who asks questions about the way things are in the world.   You know some of those questions – you’ve asked them yourself…Why was I born a boy and not a girl? Or a […]

From Scarcity to Gratitude

Exodus 17:1-7, John 4:5-15 I once had a friend who was a dowser.  He would walk across fields with his divining rod in quest of places to dig a well, and every so often he found something!  While the scientific accuracy of dowsing has been questioned, my friend would regularly discover water in unexpected places.  He believed that […]

A Bigger Life

John 3:1-17  What does it mean to be born again?  That was Nicodemus’ question during his nocturnal visit to Jesus. Life moves forward, we can’t go back to the womb or even our childhood. But, the moral and spiritual arc of history and our personal lives can call us to new beginnings.  Reminding us, even in retirement, […]

Transforming Sin into Grace

Genesis 2:15-17, 3:1-7; Matthew 4:1-11 Our Tuesday Bible Study has moved slowly but surely through the letters of Paul, the prophetic writings, and now the gospel of John.  And we spent a whole year on Genesis and Exodus. One Tuesday at the Bible study, the story of Adam and Eve was the theme.  After listening […]