Sermons for March 2016

Doubts and Loves

A pastor friend of mine, Renita Eidenshink, shared on Facebook a few days ago: “There’s a scribble in the crook of my Bible that says ‘BS!’ It refers to Luke’s Gospel, the 24th chapter, the 11th verse.” In Luke 24:11, the Greek word, “leros,” describes what the male disciples thought of the women’s report about… Read More

The Ministry of Reconciliation

Growing up, visits with my dad’s elderly cousin, Beulah, were memorable. She lived in a lovely old house in Massillon, Ohio filled with all kinds of fascinating antiques. Her yard burst with the blooms of a dozen different kinds of day lilies; we still have some of her tiger lilies in our yard. Beulah had… Read More

Led by the Spirit in the Wilderness

Lent begins, as it always does, in the rocky wilderness. So we brought the wilderness into our sanctuary this year. If you can look past the carpet and the wooden floors and the pews, you can see it, I think. Not a desert, not a jungle or a forest; it is rugged and rocky and… Read More