Sermons for November 2017


Awake to Hope

On the day of the solar eclipse, I rushed over to the parking lot of Hope Lutheran so that I could borrow a pair of eclipse glasses from my friend Nick. On the way there, I noticed that the neighborhood felt different. The day was unusually quiet. The summer sky was shrouded in semi-darkness. People,… Read More

My Way, Your Way

Moral dilemmas. How many of you have seen the movie, “A Bronx Tale?” This is a movie from 1993 starring Robert de Niro and another great actor, Chazz Palminteri, who wrote and directed the film. The movie is set in the 1960’s and tells the story through the eyes of a 9-year-old boy named Cologero,… Read More

Desert Wisdom

Last Spring, at the beginning of my sabbatical, I spent a couple of weeks in the desert. I drove north out of the village of Abiquiu, NM, past Ghost Ranch, and toward the dirt land that leads to the Monastery of Christ in the Desert where I would spend a week in solitude and silence…. Read More