Featured Sermons

15 “There’s a lovely Hasidic story of a rabbi who always told his people that if they studied the Torah, it would put Scripture on their hearts. One of them asked, “Why on our hearts, and not in them?” The rabbi answered, “Only God can put Scripture inside. But reading sacred text can put it on your heart, and then when your hearts break, the holy words will fall inside.”
― Anne Lamott, Plan B: Further Thoughts on Faith

“Homosexuality and the Church” July 2000
The churches disagreement on  homosexuality is tied up in two larger issues: the nature of scripture and the struggle to establish a balance between a desire to be inclusive with our need for boundaries.

“Jogging with a Baby Stroller and Cell Phone”, May 8, 2011
One of the drawbacks of our culture is that we are so driven and busy we don’t have time to connect. Yet we are all born into a family. Faith connects us with others, grants us an identity by which we can respond to God’s call.

” God’s Doggy Spa and the Blessing of Pets“, October 9, 2011
Today, Jesus warns us against anxiety and worry, using plants and animals as an example of how, worry or not, God provides. Worry will not add time to our life

“Listening to God, Part II”: We are part of God’s Song, February 24, 2013
For you shall go out in joy,
and be led forth in peace;
the mountains and the hills before you
shall break forth into singing,
and all the trees of the field shall clap their hands

“Listening to God, Part III”: Assault Rifles and Zen Decor, March 10, 2013

“Anxiety, Maya Angelou and the Santa Barbara Assassin” June 1, 2013

“Black Sampson and Mother God” January 26, 2014

“Hands” February 9, 2014

“And God Saw that it was Good” March 6, 2014

 “Hope: Doubt is a Not Sign of Weakness in Faith  April 27, 2014
Scripture Readings: Hebrews I, Peter 1:3-9, John 20: 19-31

“Who Deserves Manna, Who deserves to be an American” September 21, 2014

“Wrestling with God, Church Shootings and Gay Wedding Cakes” July 12, 2015

” What is the value and priority of Happiness” August 2, 2015

“Full Armor of God” August 23, 2015