Sermons from June 2020

A Quest for Greatness

Genesis 21:8-21 Matthew 10:29-31, 39 Do you remember  the wise words of Forrest Gump’s mother, “Life is like a box of chocolates, you never know what you’re going to get!”  That’s how I feel when I look up the lectionary readings for each week.  Sometimes you get Godivas, other times lemons.  Today’s Old Testament reading has a lemony quality, […]

Surprising Hospitality

Genesis 18:1-15 Romans 5:1-8 Over the past few months, we haven’t had any persons outside the family visit our home other than our housemate Darlene Zerbe and a few workmen.  Perhaps you’ve practiced the same care about relationships in this time of pandemic! We keep our distance, shout at neighbors over the fence, and some of […]

Evolving Trinity

Genesis 1:1-3, 26-27, Psalm 8:1-9. Matthew 28:16-20 It’s difficult to read the book of  Genesis, especially the first two chapters without getting into a fight with someone. These verses are on the front line of what some have called the  battle for the bible or the culture wars between faith and science.  The conflict between those who take […]