Sermons on John

DO John

Last weekend, Steve and I took some time away in New York City for our anniversary.  We walked through Times Square, around Broadway specifically, and the rest of the Theater district.  We heard lots of voices calling to get our attention.  Large television screens advertising everything from news stations to clothing.  There were broadcasts of games and talk shows.  There were pop-up…

Do Believe in Trinity

I wonder if you have heard this one:  Several centuries ago in the 1300s, the Pope decreed that Jews had to convert to Catholicism or leave Italy. There was a huge outcry from the Jewish community, so the Pope offered a deal: he’d have a religious debate with the leader of the Jewish community. If the Jews won, they could stay in…

Blue Christmas

We entered in the darkness tonight, friends.  On the longest day of the year, we entered into a dark room.  Already, we have lit together two candles.  We light candles to remind of God’s presence.  We light candles to call our own attention to God.  Pay attention tonight to the light.  It might be easy to look for the darkness, but look…

Watch Closely

We like to figure things out for ourselves, don’t we? No one tells me what to do! I “do it my way” (feel free to start singing Frank Sinatra!) Left to our own devices, we can often do it our way and be alright. There’s iPhones and microwave ovens and soon self-driving cars! Then there…

Psalm 23 – Week 6 Video

 I wonder if you have every heard this one: “Timmy was a little five-year-old boy that his Mom loved very much and being a worrier, she was concerned about him walking to school when he started Kindergarten. She walked him to school for the first couple of days, but when he came home one day,…