Sermons for August 2015


Dirty Hands, Pure Heart

            “This people honors me with their lips, but their hearts are far from me.” God’s lament (spoken by the prophet Isaiah, and echoed by Jesus) still rings true today, as the news brings a constant stream of evil acts committed by people whose hearts can only be called defiled. This week, I’m thinking particularly of… Read More

Eternal Life, Here and Now

            On our family’s recent trip to Michigan’s Upper Peninsula and Ontario, I “unplugged.” I gradually stopped checking email and looking at Facebook and Twitter. Then I set my phone aside somewhere and forgot where I put it. It ran out of juice and its screen grew dark and quiet. I no longer listened anxiously… Read More