Rev. Talitha Phillips calls us to make room for Sabbath — a time to unplug, slow down, and enrich our souls and lives — in our overbusy world, particularly as we prepare to enter the season of Advent.
Work Hard, Rest Hard
Sunday, November 22nd, 2015
Sunday, November 15th, 2015
Rev. Ben Daniel discusses the story of the “Widow’s Mite”, connecting it to a wider issue: do we give of ourselves, and our resources, in a way that makes the world more righteous, peaceful, and whole?
The Communion of Saints, the City of God
Sunday, November 1st, 2015
Rev. Ben Daniel, preaching on All Saints Day, reminds us of the importance of impacting the world and our communities in a positive way, carrying on the work of those who came before and laying the foundation for who comes next.
An Open-Eyed Reformation
Sunday, October 25th, 2015
Scripture Mark 10:46-52
On the occasion of Reformation Sunday, Rev. Daniel, a self-confessed reformation geek, admits that he has more to say than could fit the sermon format and reminds the congregation of the important benefits we still enjoy as the result of reformation.
Who’s On First
Sunday, October 18th, 2015
Scripture Mark 10:35-45
Rev. Daniel examines the spiritual principles of humility and service to others in the context of today’s church and national politics.
For God’s Sake, Have a Yard Sale
Sunday, October 11th, 2015
Rev Daniel contemplates the Social Justice, Ethical, and Spiritual significance of the scripture in which Jesus tells a wealthy young man to sell all that he has. Scripture: Mark 10: 17-31
Putting Ourselves Back Together
Sunday, October 4th, 2015
Rev. Phillips contrasts our ideal of a world unified around one table with the realities of today and talks about how Christians can work to “Put Ourselves together.” Scripture Mark 10:2-16
A Big Welcome
Sunday, September 27th, 2015
Rev Ben talks about Jesus’ call to evolve beyond ‘tribal’ limitations and build relationships across ideological lines — but also to speak the hard truth to our own friends and allies.
Sunday, September 20th, 2015
Rev. Ben discussses Jesus’ call to all of us to live as children, but in the way that involves setting aside power and swimming against the tide of empire and violence that has defined the world for so long.
Who Do You Say Jesus Is?
Sunday, September 13th, 2015
Rev. Ben discusses the center of Mark’s gospel — the story of Jesus asking ‘who do you say I am’ — encouraging us to see our answer to that question as a mirror to our own lives, and as a challenge to see the world differently.