Wisdom Calls (and the Line is Busy)

Wisdom Calls (and the Line is Busy)   5/22/16 Proverbs 8:1-4, 22-31; John 16:12-15 Does not wisdom call, and does not understanding raise her voice? Wisdom is calling. Understanding is trying to be heard. On the heights, beside the way, at the crossroads she takes her stand; beside the gates in front of the town,…

The Heart of the People

The Heart of the People  5/8/16 2 Samuel 6:9-15; John 17:20-26 Before I begin the sermon, I must offer an apology. Our first reading is not the one listed in the order of service. I had to change it. You see, the reading listed for today was in fact one I used a few weeks…

The Armor of Doubt

The Armor of Doubt 4/3/16 1 Samuel 17:38-40 ; John 20:19-29 David strapped Saul’s sword over the armor, and he tried in vain to walk, for he was not used to them. Armor and sword – you would think this preparation would make David feel more protected. But not if you are not used to…

Liturgy of the Palms

Liturgy of the Palms 3/20/16 Psalm 118:1-2, 19-29; Luke 19:28-40 Something is different this year. Something is new. Actually, it is really, really old, but for our purposes, it is new. There are palms. Palms, on Palm Sunday. It reminds me of that wedding saying, the one that lists the traditional requirements for a bride’s…

Cleaning House

Cleaning House 3/13/16 Isaiah 43:16-21; John 12:1-8 Do not remember the former things, or consider the things of old. I am about to do a new thing; now it springs forth, do you not perceive it? Something new is about to happen. Something will change. The old things should not be remembered, the former things…