Grace and Peace to you this morning. Grace and Peace. The message of both the extended sermon we call the letter to the Hebrews and the Gospels is the same, and it is one which we resist mightily, especially in … Continue reading

Grace and Peace to you this morning. Grace and Peace. In 1965, when Harvey Cox wrote The Secular City, he laid out the ways in which religious life in the United States was on the decline. The hundreds that packed … Continue reading

Grace and Peace to you this morning. Grace and Peace. (Sung) Soon and very soon, we are going to see the king. Soon and very soon, we are going to see the king. Soon and very soon, we are going … Continue reading

Grace and Peace to you this morning. Grace and Peace. I want us to think about the difference between the response that Bartimaeus gets from Jesus compared with the reaction he got from the disciples and the crowd. The disciples … Continue reading

Grace and Peace to you this morning. Grace and Peace. How many times does Jesus have to tell the disciples what he is going to face? How often must he tell them that God will do it in a different … Continue reading

Grace and Peace to you this morning. Grace and Peace. By all accounts, this man is doing just fine: He is wealthy; he keeps the commandments. By standards both worldly and religious, he has it made. But something is missing. … Continue reading

Grace and Peace to you this morning. Grace and Peace. Next week is Stewardship Sunday. We will bring our pledge card for next year, and we will dedicate our giving to God’s purposes. So here goes the obligatory stewardship sermon. … Continue reading

Grace and Peace to you this morning. Grace and Peace. The Lectionary is the series of readings for Sunday mornings that we use to get through the Bible every three years. It was put together by a committee. One great … Continue reading

Grace and Peace to you this morning. Grace and Peace. I have a number of friends who wonder how I can be both a Christian and yet still be friends with them. Some of them are allergic to church. For … Continue reading

Grace and Peace to you this morning. Grace and Peace. In the news this week is a violent backlash against a film that went out on Youtube depicting what to many Muslims is a profane and demeaning portrayal of the … Continue reading