Sermon, Get back on the bike

June 4, 2017

The story of Pentecost (Acts 2:1-21) gives us a model of how a group of individuals can use the Holy Spirit overcome the cloak of failure and live into a new thing.


Sermon, Belovedness is our home station

May 26, 2017

Hearing that we are loved may be old news, but it's a foundational truth that helps us in times of failure. I reflect on this as we look at Luke 3:15-22.


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Sermon, Everybody fails

May 19, 2017

When (not if) we fail in our lives, the temptation is to obsess about the failure and believe that we're the only one who has failed in this particular way. That, of course, isn't true and Luke 17:11-19 shows us that Jesus offers a way to respond to perceived failures.


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Sermon, Hidden Miracles

May 16, 2017

There are days when we may feel great about our bodies and celebrate them and there are also days when we wonder if we can return our bodies for a refund, especially those who combat disease or struggle with illness. What do we do if our bodies feel broken? Some thoughts on this using Mark 5:35-44.


Sermon, The Body of Christ

May 10, 2017

How do our bodies fit into the larger Body of Christ? And what actually is the Body of Christ? A sermon that reflects on these questions as part of our "Our Bodies, Our Faith" sermon series using Colossians 1:15-22.


Sermon, Easter Turnaround

May 10, 2017

What kind of life turnaround can Easter bring about? Some thoughts about that and on John 20:1-18.



Sermon, Use Your Words

April 11, 2017

Having the courage to speak up can be challenging sometimes and it's even more of a challenge to figure out what words to use. Words are particularly important during Palm Sunday and that's what I reflect on this week using Matthew 21:1-11.


Sermon, The Power of Withness

April 2, 2017

Do we have a guide, do we have strength when we're in the wilderness? Yes. There is power in withness. This sermon focuses on Psalm 91 and Matthew 4:11.


Sermon, The Best Tour Guide

March 12, 2017

When we're in the wilderness, a map is often a helpful tool to help us navigate. Do we have a map for our faith lives when we feel like we're lost or don't know where to go? Jesus certainly thought so. This podcast focuses on the power of Scriptures as a guide as it focues on Matthew 4:3-7 and 2 Timothy 3:16-17.


Sermon, Feeling famished

March 7, 2017

What does the wilderness mean to you? Sometimes it can be a time of renewal as we connect with God's creation. Other times, it might create a little anxiety as we're never quite sure what we'll experience when we go there. What did Jesus experience when he went into the wilderness? That's that I reflect on in this podcast, paying particular attention to Matthew 4:1-2.