"Live It." (April 24, 2011 - Easter Sunday) Peter and the other disciple approach the tomb in a relatively ordered, measured way, while Mary Magdalene lives the experience and feels more than she seeks to understand. The disciples return to their homes, but Mary goes out to tell the good news. In this story, we… Continue reading Sermon: Live It.
Month: April 2011
Inspiration and Hope: Why I am part of MFSA
I am part of the Methodist Federation for Social Action because it both inspires me and gives me hope. For me, MFSA lifts up the greatest strengths and addresses the greatest areas of weakness in my denomination. One of the biggest things that drew me to The United Methodist Church as a college student was… Continue reading Inspiration and Hope: Why I am part of MFSA
Sermon: The Stones Will Cry Out
"The Stones Will Cry Out" (April 17, 2011 - Palm Sunday) Jesus warns the religious leaders of his day that if his disciples keep quiet, the rocks themselves will cry out. Have we been too quiet in our praise, that the stones might need to speak for us? Who else has been silenced? How might… Continue reading Sermon: The Stones Will Cry Out
Why are you part of the Methodist Federation for Social Action?
Since 1907, the Methodist Federation for Social Action has worked to mobilize clergy and laity within The United Methodist Church to take action on issues of peace, poverty and people’s rights within the church, the nation and the world. This mission has attracted a diverse cross-section of United Methodists, for a variety of reasons. Why… Continue reading Why are you part of the Methodist Federation for Social Action?
Sermon: Dem Dry Bones
"Dem Dry Bones" (April 3, 2011) In his vision, Ezekiel sees a valley of dry bones that, with the Breath of God, are able to live. He is told that these bones represent the people of God. Where do we see dried out bones among the people of God today? Where, amid the predictions of… Continue reading Sermon: Dem Dry Bones
Ministry is a wonderful vocation, a calling, a journey. It is also a job, and it has occupational hazards that are pretty well known. Stress and overeating, and caffeine addiction, perhaps. But there are some pretty obvious risks associated with being accessible to the public and trying to help those on the edge. We hear… Continue reading Risky Business
Sermon: “Come and See”
"Come and See" (a monologue) (March 27, 2011) A woman tells her story of encountering a man named Jesus by the well, and what his words might mean. Can there really be satisfaction for those who are thirsty? (John 4:5-42) --- This worship service focused on telling the story of the woman at the well… Continue reading Sermon: “Come and See”