There is a certain rat race redundancy to life “under the sun” that Ecclesiastes 1 captures brilliantly. 9What has been will be again, what has been done will be done again;there is nothing new under the sun.10Is there anything of which one can say, “Look! This is something new”?It was here already, long ago; it […]Read more
Much of the sermon on Sunday focused on an odd sermon topic–the wearing of masks. But the rhetorical question I continued to ask on Sunday was this: When is a sermon about masks not really about masks? The answer: When it’s about God’s mandate to love–the guiding principle of golden rule, greatest command living. As Jesus […]Read more
One of the most referenced sermons of Jesus comes from the Sermon on the Mount, specifically the section known as the Beatitudes. As one reads each blessing, it’s easy to accept them as a distant reward for living well. However, if one were to replace the term “blessing” with “happy,” a new interpretation is possible. […]Read more
In early March, a woman named Caelie Wilkes made a post that went viral. She wanted to talk about her beloved succulent house plant. She did not at all have a green thumb. She had killed a variety of plants in the past. But this time, when Wilkes received this plant as a gift, she […]Read more
Our Current Sermon Series. The new world envisioned in the Sermon on the Mount.