Seeing One Another As Jesus Sees Us

The sermon preached on January 17th, 2021 – the Sunday before the Inauguration — based upon John 1:43-51, entitled “Seeing One Another As Jesus Sees Us.” Immediately before this morning’s reading John the Baptist points to Jesus and tells his followers that if they want to know God, get to know that guy.  They go […]


On Demagogues and Discerning the Truth

A sermon preached on January 10th, 2021 based upon Mark 1:5-11, entitled “On Demagogues and Discerning the Truth”.  This Sunday is known as Baptism of our Lord Sunday, in which we remember the baptism of Jesus and the truth revealed when Jesus came down to the River Jordan to be baptized by John.   We remember […]


A Parable Turned on its Head

A sermon preached on November 15th, 2020 based upon Matthew 25:14-30 entitled “A Parable Turned on Its Head.” The parables are generally challenging when it comes to probing their meanings, but man!  This parable is particularly perplexing. Did you catch those last words on the lips of the master? “For to all those who have, […]


The Eulogy for Ruthann Stefel

The Eulogy for Ruthann Stefel (July 15, 1945 – September 19, 2020) 1Corinthians 13:1-13;  Luke 18:1-8 You know how we get all these cards at Christmastime in which the sender includes a letter summarizing the events of the past year in their family?  Maybe you’ve done this yourself.  I have. They’re nice to receive – […]