Colossians 3.1-17 I once knew a man named Tom who was really quite ordinary, even his quirks were ordinary. Tom knew the English language quite well and could even be eloquent on occasion. But he had one flaw that seemed to bedevil him and his friends on numerous occasions. As … [Read more...] about Old and New Habits of Mind and Heart
2 Corinthians 5.14-21 It is an enormous pleasure and honor to be here today to participate in the ordination of Janet H to the ministry of the church of Jesus Christ. Janet has extraordinary gifts to bring to her ministry, and this should be an occasion full of celebration and … [Read more...] about What Sort of People Dare to Ordain for Ministry in These Troubled Times?
Of Human Longing and the Gospel of Jesus Christ Romans 8.18-27 It is indeed a special pleasure to be with you in worship this morning as it is a privilege to be chosen to preach in the Mayflower Distinguished Pulpit Series. The reputation of this series and the years of … [Read more...] about Of Human Longing and the Gospel of Jesus Christ
Romans 8.18-35, 37-39 We have indeed celebrated the wonderful gift that Jerry Bob’s life was to each of us. And we have candidly grieved his absence. We have done this before a graceful God. Hopefully this homily will help all of us to hear the Gospel of Jesus Christ as good … [Read more...] about A Gospel Homily for a Memorial Service for Jerry Bob Snow
A Memorial Homily for Angela Faulkner Romans 8.18-27, 31-35, 37-39 It is our given human condition that we are born into the world independent of any decision of our own, and we live in a space and time that we did not create and that defines and delimits our life. As creatures … [Read more...] about A Homily at the Funeral for Angela Faulkner