Sermons for March 2018

8-Tracks and Cassettes

  It’s important for you to know that early in this sermon I will briefly mention the topic of suicide a couple of times. The emergency room at Northwestern Memorial Hospital in the heart of downtown Chicago is a 24/7 beehive of activity. It is the only Level 1 trauma center in the city center,… Read More


In fifth grade, I went to bible camp. In many ways it was like any other camp. We sang, did crafts, swam and played games. I especially remember endless hours of fun on a giant slip and slide set up on the camp lawn. The bible stories we learned were ones I had heard before…. Read More

Shut It Down

“Shut it down!” is a frequent protest chant. Often “it” is a street or highway. Turns out that on the day of the Super Bowl “it” was a light rail train. In today’s reading from the Gospel of John, “it” was the temple. People traveled to Jerusalem from far and wide at Passover time. Their… Read More