Sermons

A Submersible Savior

Sunday January 12, 2020 – (Matthew 3:13-17) – I think the Baptism of the Lord refers to an event even bigger than all of those. All the elements are there. The Epiphany of Christ’s Baptism helps us reflect all the way back to the waters of the Flood. 

Out of Nowhere, Love

Sunday December 22, 2019 – (Isaiah 7:10-16) – The whole nativity scene which we know so well, what we may realize is, it’s really just a bunch of 1st century movie references from well-known Bible stories crammed together in the stable.

Jesus is King

Sunday November 24, 2019 – (Colossians 1:11-10) – I asked a friend about this whole Kanye “Jesus is King” thing. “It doesn’t matter,” he said. “If Christ really is King, we’re asking the wrong questions.”

Saint Zacchaeus

Sunday, November 3, 2019 – (Luke 19:1-10) Remember Jason, the dugout diving super-fan guy? He started coming to church with his mom a few years back. He hated it. It was boring and his bed was a lot more inviting. But this one night I got a phone call from another young adult in our ministry…

A Ghost Story on a Chariot

Sunday, October 6, 2019 – He’s a soul on the edge of existence and non-existence, personhood and non-personhood. He set out on a pilgrimage, to the promised land, but now he’s riding home rejected and alone in no-man’s-land. Any way you measure it, by geography, ethnicity, physiology, or religiousity, at the end of the day,…

Welcome to the Real World

Sunday, September 29, 2019 – So woe to those self-indulgent women, those rich who store up treasures on earth, those false teachers, that cruel chaplain. They’re the false ones. They’re the criminals. They’re the ones that are corrupted. Thank God we get it, right? Thank God we are the good guys in the kin-dom. Thank…

Unshakeable

Sunday, September 8, 2019 – “You are right,” said the professor, “The world is shaking. The world is on fire. In fact it will all pass away. For it must! But the world that is on fire, the world that is shaken down to rubble. This is not your mountain. You have been given something…

Faithing Death

Sunday, September 1, 2019 – It’s ironic that the hope of a people like us who avoid the reality of death comes from a cloud of ancient dead people who point to a God who they say died for us. To many, myself included on many days, it’s hard to believe. But like Rachel, and like…

Faith Seeking Asylum

Sunday, August 25, 2019 – The kind of asylum Mayra sought for herself and her children was a peace the world could not give. Neither her home nation, nor the borderlands, nor the United States could grant her what she sought. But that does not mean Mayra was without asylum…(Hebrews 11:1-3, 11:8-16)

Wide Ruled Gospel

Sunday, August 18, 2019 – The professor to the Hebrews’ students are people who all live in a world where there is no forgiveness without blood. But we don’t live in that world anymore. We only like blood when it is on HBO. And, the truth is, we’re just not that religious anymore. Or are…