Sermons from October 2020

A Higher Citizenship

Exodus 33:12-23 and Matthew 22:15-22               We are in the height of the political season with the election just two weeks away.  It is appropriate that today’s readings are about the intersection of politics and religion because our American political system has involved from the very beginning an uneasy relationship between political and religious power.  Our founding parents […]


Philippians 4:4-9 Joy in a time of pandemic?  Peace in a time of protest?  It sounds crass after all the carnage, tens of thousands of deaths, an economy in shambles, children sent home from school, anxiety and low level depression abounding and Covid fatigue near universal, and uncertainty in the body politic. How can we talk about […]

Living by a vision

Phil 3:4-14 Good teachers and spiritual guides are known by their solidarity with their students and congregants. They see their oneness in joy and sorrow and don’t hold themselves apart, despite their expertise and experience.  As the saying goes, they don’t care about what you know until they know that you care. And caring comes from recognizing […]