evangelism…again

A sermon for October 9, 2016 Today’s Gospel is not a story about healing. Through reading the Gospels it is quite clear that one of Jesus’ most prominent and perhaps most important ministries in his time as prophet and teacher was the gift of healing that he was able to provide, healing that surpassed much … Continue reading evangelism…again

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the rich man (white america) and lazarus (murdered black men and women)

A sermon for September 24, 2016 Our country is broken. It has become clear that in the past year the lives of black men in this country are not valued as human lives ought to be. Some thought perhaps that the Black Lives Matter movement would begin to change the conversation of race, the mistrust … Continue reading the rich man (white america) and lazarus (murdered black men and women)

a “dishonest” manager?

A sermon for September 18, 2016 The parable today of the “dishonest manager” can leave some scratching their heads. Why is the dishonest manager praised for his shrewdness? Is Jesus telling us that we should be shrewd, or even dishonest in our business dealings if it protects us? Perhaps, there’s something lost in the translation … Continue reading a “dishonest” manager?

the cost of discipleship aka how colin kaepernick lives a radical life worth imitating

A sermon for September 4, 2016 The true cost of discipleship is laid before us today by Christ. Here today, Christ is telling us that in order to follow him, in order to be a disciple, the whole of us needs to be front and center in publically devoting our lives to Christ. Often times … Continue reading the cost of discipleship aka how colin kaepernick lives a radical life worth imitating