What Were You Arguing about along the Way?

A sermon preached on September 23rd, 2018 based upon Mark 8:30 – 37, on the occasion of reception of three new members, entitled, “What Were You Arguing about along the Way?” Last week I said that it is often more helpful to think of the Bible – and especially the Gospels – as a “question […]


The Bible as Question Book

A sermon preached on September 16th, 2018 based upon Mark 8:27-37. The Bible is often presented as the “answer book.” Pat Robertson is happy to sell you a book he wrote entitled “Answers to 200 of Life’s Most Probing Questions” in which he explains the answers you might have missed from your reading of the Bible. […]


The Eulogy for Heather Bostwick

Heather Bostwick was born on July 1st, 1978 on the day her parents closed on the house Orston Road that would be Heather’s home base for the rest of her life.  She was preceded in birth by five year by her big sister Shannon – who, even though she would at times torment her little […]


The Gift of Wisdom

A sermon preached on August 19, 2018 based upon Proverbs 9:5-6;  Psalm 111:10; Ephesians 5:15 and 1Kings 3:5-12. The lectionary readings for this morning revolve around the concept of “wisdom” — a word that occurs 222 times in Old Testament. In the book of Proverbs wisdom is personified as, interestingly, a woman who has been […]


Guidance for Staying on the Straight and Narrow

A sermon preached on August 12th, 2018 based upon Ephesians 4:25-5:2 entitled “Guidance for Staying on the Straight and Narrow.” In his letters, the apostle Paul typically spends the first portion proclaiming the Gospel, the good news of how we have been saved by the overflowing grace revealed in Christ Jesus, and then the second […]


Generous Spirits

August 10th, 2018 Yesterday I stopped by the church and there were Tom and Justin cooking dinner for the homeless in our kitchen in the summer heat having taken time off from work as they do every other month.  The dinner they were preparing would be handed off to other volunteers from our church who […]


Full Time Ministry

A sermon preached on August 5th, 2018 based upon Ephesians 4:1-7; 11-15, following a week of rest and renewal, entitled “Full Time Ministry.” So I want to start off by telling you “what I did on my summer vacation.” My wife Sarah has an ability to meet strangers out in public and quickly strike up […]