Sermon: Searching for Scraps

"Searching for Scraps" (August 17, 2014) In the face of the death of Michael Brown and the ongoing tension and violence in Ferguson, MO, we hear the story of the Canaanite woman, shouting after Jesus for justice and grace, asking for even the scraps that others might overlook. Where are the scraps of justice and… Continue reading Sermon: Searching for Scraps

Sermon: Seeing the Storm…

"Seeing the Storm..." (August 10, 2014) Peter wants to join Jesus out on the water, where the storm is raging, but when he takes his eyes off Jesus and sees the power of the storm, he is overwhelmed with fear and starts to sink. How often do we feel overwhelmed, like we're drowning, facing the… Continue reading Sermon: Seeing the Storm…

Sermon: Defying Gravity

"Defying Gravity" (June 22, 2014) Sometimes it seems like churches just shouldn't work-- kind of like it seems that bumblebees shouldn't be able to fly. Yet despite the struggles and challenges, against all odds, the church carries on, even soars. With God, all things are, and all things will continue to be, possible. (Matthew 19:21-26)… Continue reading Sermon: Defying Gravity

Sermon: Together in One Place

"Together in One Place" (June 8, 2014 - Pentecost Sunday) The story of Pentecost-- the church's "birthday" as the disciples received the Holy Spirit-- paints a picture of a diverse group all together in one place. In this gathering, differences are not erased or harmonized, but celebrated! Are we living as those who expect, celebrate,… Continue reading Sermon: Together in One Place