Sermons for November 2015

A Shared World

            This year, our Advent season is focused around lament as a necessary precondition for hope. A “Saturday Night Live” skit may seem like an odd place to begin probing the subject of lament. But bear with me. [Plays “A Thanksgiving Miracle” to 1:26] This skit (like much humor) is rooted in real pain. For… Read More

James Bruce Nelson’s Memorial Service: A Meditation by Wilson Yates, his friend

We come to remember our friend James Bruce Nelson—Jim Nelson to us all—who died on October 15 of this year. I wish to begin with a gentle affirmation of that death by saying simply that he has returned to the mind and heart of God from whence all creation has come and to which all… Read More