A Jewish folk tale with a twist. How willing are you to share with the hungry and poor? Continue reading The Dirty Bagel
Being a Good Samaritan involves a certain amount of risk. Am I required to be a Good Samaritan to everyone? Where do I draw the line? Who, after all, is my neighbor? The lawyers question is a good one that we all have to wrestle with. But instead of giving us a straightforward answer Jesus tells us a parable to help us wrestle with the issue. Continue reading Like a Good Neighbor – A Sermon on Luke 10:25-37
How can we distinguish between false prophets and true preachers? That’s the question I want to ask with you this morning. And I’d like to suggest that there are three questions you ought to ask of every preacher and religious teacher. Continue reading A Tree and Its Fruit: A Sermon on Matthew 7: 15-20
Every now and then our children surprise and honor us as parents. This is the story of one such moment, when I found a forgotten love note from my adult son. Continue reading A Forgotten Love Note from My Son
“The terrifying prospect of Easter is that God called these women (and us) to return to the same world that crucified Jesus and to share with the world that gift of hope.
As we leave the tombs of quarantine, a return to normal will be a disaster unless we recognize that we are going back to a world desperately in need of healing. The source of that healing is an empty tomb in Jerusalem. ” (Esau MacCaulley, NY Times, April 2, 2021) Continue reading Seeking the Living among the Dead – A Sermon of the Resurrection, Luke 24:1-12
All my iniquities on him were laid; He nailed them all to the tree. Continue reading Why?