SERMONS

Christ the King?

Christ the King?

This Christ the King Sunday. When we celebrate Christ the King, I know we are hoping for a time when Christ will come in glory and reign over us. But we are here, in this world. The world Jesus was lived in. And when Jesus was alive, he didn’t want anything to do with...

Gift of Institutions

Gift of Institutions

Worship is an institution that reminds us we are a link in the chain. Worship brings us to the place where God has the opportunity to remake, redeem and reorient us.

We Are Not Alone

We Are Not Alone

I once led a class of preschoolers in an experience of the creation stories in the Bible. I mixed up two big batches of modeling clay. One we rolled into a giant albeit lopsided ball that was like the earth that God created. The other, the children received pieces of...

Coloring Outside the Lines

Coloring Outside the Lines

Watching children discover color is an amazing thing. I don't mean the color of people's skin or being able to name the colors of the rainbow. I mean the wonder of color on a page – through paint or crayon or pencil. Young children will use color in unexpected ways....