What Jesus Meant by Faith

A sermon preached on October 6th, 2019 – World Communion Sunday – based upon Luke 17:5-20 entitled, “What Jesus Meant by Faith.” There are at least two potentially distracting pieces of this short passage we just heard. The first is where Jesus says, “If you had faith the size of a mustard seed, you could […]


The Pitiable Rich Man

A sermon preached on September 29th, 2019 based upon 1Timothy 6:6-12 and Luke 16:19-31 entitled “The Pitiable Rich Man.” Before I talk about what caught my attention in this morning’s parable, I want to briefly note how often the theme of money — and specifically the spiritual danger presented by wealth — occur in the […]


Life — and Some Parables — are Messy

A sermon preached on September 22nd, 2019 based upon Luke 16:1-13 entitled  “Life – and Some Parables – are Messy.” Life is messy.  As Christians we are called on a journey to grow in faith, hope and especially love, but the journey inevitably includes many stumblings – many times of getting lost in the dark.  […]


The Alternate Universe of the Kingdom of God

A sermon preached on September 15th, 2019 based upon Luke 15:1-10 entitled “The Alternate Universe of the Kingdom of God. No matter your age, pretty much all of us are familiar with Rod Sterling’s classic TV show from the fifties and sixties.  Each episode told a different story.  The opening minute would conjure up a […]


The Interconnected Dimensions of Healing

A sermon preached on August 25th, 2019 based upon Luke 13:10-17 entitled, “The Interconnected Dimensions of Healing” The practice of what we call “medicine” reaches back to the beginning of recorded human history.  I once read something that stayed with me, which was that up until perhaps a century or so ago the history of […]



A sermon preached on August 18th, 2019 based upon Matthew 5:43-48 entitled “Hate.” Having been away last Sunday, it was two weeks ago that I last preached.  The Saturday evening before I was to preach, with my sermon written I tuned into the news and discovered the horror of young man who drove nine hours […]



A sermon preached by Bob Keller on August 11, 2019  based upon Hebrews 11:1-3, 8-16 entitled, “Faith”. It could be said that faith, our Christian faith, is based on the book of Hebrews.  We don’t know for sure who wrote this letter but it was likely written to the Jewish Christians in either Palestine or […]


He Had the Biggest Barns in Town

A sermon preached on August 4, 2019 based upon Luke 12:13-21. I drove to Pennsylvania yesterday to preside at a memorial service for a woman from my previous congregation.  To prepare to write a eulogy, I listening to her children and her sister describe the life she had lived in the thirty years since I […]