Sermons for July 2017


Parables

Parables. As we heard in the introduction to today’s text, “Parables use conventional images to disturb complacent existence. They are meant to shake up our world view.” Today we have the parable of the mustard seed. The mustard seed is very small, as evidenced by the picture on the cover of the bulletin. However, it… Read More

Wonder Woman #4: Bathsheba Temptress or Victim?

In 1951 the movie David and Bathsheba starred Gregory Peck and Susan Hayward. It was an epic movie, filled with intrigue and romance, all star cast and glitzy sets and costumes. Throughout the movie, according to an Internet site about the movie, King David wore a Star of David on all his clothes. Since David… Read More

Wonder Woman #3: Ruth—Loyal, Faithful, Subversive

First a show of hands. Raise your hand if you have checked your ethnic background on one of the websites like Ancestry.com or 23 and Me. Was it worth it to you? Their commercials make it sound like it could be a revelation. I must confess I have not done that yet. I have two… Read More

Wonder Woman #2: Rahab

Wanting to cut down on excuses for my daughter not to send out her thank you cards for her graduation gifts, I went to the Dinkytown post office to pick up some stamps. Appropriately enough I found iconic Wonder Woman stamps. I dutifully bought a few sheets, but then noticed another stamp with a distinguished… Read More