Sermons for June 2018


We Do Not Know How

My friends, God’s new world is growing among us, we do not know how. On a Saturday afternoon a few months ago, I traveled to the Dar al Farooq Mosque in Bloomington for a faith delegate training. I sat down next to a Muslim woman and we began to get to know each other. We… Read More

In the Struggle and the Power

On Easter weekend, NBC released a remake of the 1970s musical, Jesus Christ Superstar by Andrew Lloyd Weber and Tim Rice. I appreciate many things about Superstar, including the way it brings to the forefront the political conflict that is essential for understanding and interpreting the Jesus story. The show makes it clear that the… Read More

Death Becomes You

This sermon was inspired by several people: Jim Wallis of Sojourners, Valarie Bridgeman, Academic Dean at Methodist Theological School in Delaware, Ohio, and Lois Malcolm at Luther Seminary in St. Paul. Just a few days ago, there was a gathering of 2,500 people at the National City Christian Church in Washington, DC. Another 700 filled… Read More