Sermons from November 2016

Releasing Shame, Retrieving Guilt

Despite the Hallmark moments and insistence in sappy Christmas songs, Christmas is not for children. It’s kind of messy, sort of scary, and a lot of surprising. If you read the gospels, which we’re going to start, right at Matthew 1, what does Jesus’ past have to tell us about his present and future for […]

Gratitude for Those Who Oppose Us

What? Who does that?  With a World Series in the bag and election day around the corner, it seems a perfect time to be asking–what does God say about how we deal with the obstacles in our lives, especially when they are other human beings? How opposition can be a good thing, how we can respond […]