Sermons for May 2020


Between Times

  I once mentioned in a sermon that I wasn’t a dog person. It seems your ears perk up at the mention of dogs. Because since then it’s become a refrain: “Now, I know you’re not a dog person. . . .” So today, I want to let you know that things have changed. I… Read More

Negotiating with God

We do not know what the ancient author of Psalm 66 had promised to God when she was in trouble. All we know is that she now proclaims that she will “pay my vows, those that my lips uttered and my mouth promised when I was in trouble.” (Psalm 66:13–14) Actually, we do know one… Read More

Troubled and Consoled

“Do not let your hearts be troubled,” Jesus said. And yet, these are troubling times. We have many reasons to be troubled. What’s troubling you? I’d love it if you would share your responses in the chat. I’m troubled by the stress and anxiety my children are feeling. I’m troubled because Ace, our family’s new… Read More

The Common Reoriented

For the smallest one in our house, school on a screen is a challenge. So, as we chip away at the assignments in manageable doses, we also engage in hands-on learning around the house. I’ve always done a lot of cooking. But it had been years since I made bread the long slow, way. First,… Read More