Sermons

April 15, 2018

Incognito Based on Acts 3:12-19, 1John 3:1-7, Luke 24:36b-48       I have to admit that growing up I was a huge comic book fan – especially the super hero genre.  My favorite hero was Spider Man, but the X-Men were…

April 8, 2018

True Enlightenment Based on 1John 1:1-2:2, John 20:19-31, Psalm 133           The 100 years that encompassed 1680 to 1780 – or so, was quite probably one of the most fertile centuries on record for human kind’s development.  It saw all…

March 25, 2018

A Tale of Two Journeys Based on Isaiah 50:4-9, Philippians 2:5-11, Mark 11:1-11           It really shouldn’t have surprised me.  After all, almost from the moment I was born I was on a journey.  What were mom and dad to…

March 18, 2018

Our Journey Within Based on Psalm 51:1-12, Jeremiah 31:31-34, John 12:20-33           I have always loved science – especially botany, physiology and chemistry.  To feed this love of science I was particularly attracted to science fiction as a genre of…

March 11, 2018

The Walking Dead Based on Numbers 21:4-9, Ephesians 2:1-10, John 3:14-21           One of the younger members of my household is a devotee of the cable show “The Walking Dead”.  For those of you not familiar with this T.V. drama,…

March 4, 2018

Following Directions Based on Exodus 20:1-17, 1Cor 1:18-25, John 2:13-22           I grew up in Rochester, Minnesota, which resembles Charlottesville in many ways.  In the 1960’s and 70’s it was a town of about 50,000 people with a major medical…

February 25, 2018

Transformational Journeys Based on Genesis 17:1-7, 15-16; Romans 4:13-25; Mark 8:31-38           I was writing the first draft of this sermon on Wednesday the 21st of February.  So much has happened since the Wednesday prior – just in this one…

February 18, 2018

                                                      Guided by God Based on Genesis 9:8-17, Psalm 25:1-10, Mark 1:9-15           There are some well-seasoned aphorisms about setting out on a trip; you likely know them as well as I do.  Sage advice like, “A journey of…