A woman persisting in seeking healing provides insight in Rev. Daniel’s reflections following this week’s Supreme Court decision. Mark 5:21-43
Sunday, June 28th, 2015
Sunday, June 21st, 2015
While at the Montclair Presbyterian Church family camp Rev. Daniel received the tragic news of the racially motivated shootings in Charleston, SC. He talks about the One who could calm the troubled waters and walking a Labyrinth on the shore of Lake Tahoe. Scripture Mark 4:35 -41
Sunday, June 14th, 2015
Like mustard that in once a tiny seed and at another time a “great tree”, Rev Daniel observes, the evolution of God’s universe leads to surprises. People of faith are challenged to never stop evolving and to be open to the goodness of God’s surprises. Scripture: Mark 4:26-34
Sunday, June 7th, 2015
Rev. Ben Daniel uses the story of the paralytic who was lowered by friends through a hole in the roof to discuss being a friend and “getting by with a little help from (ones) friends”. Scripture: Mark 2:1-12
The Holy Egg-Salted One
Sunday, May 31st, 2015
Talitha Phillips (MPC’s soon-to-be Associate Pastor) preaches on Isaiah 6:1-8, drawing out its lessons regarding the many ways of experiencing God, and the importance of jumping in to serve no matter how you experience the divine.
Sunday, May 24th, 2015
Rev. Ben Daniel preaches on Pentecost, his favorite day in the church year, and discusses the importance of grounding whatever we say, no matter the language, in a spirit of love and compassion.
Earth Care Sunday
Sunday, May 17th, 2015
Guest preacher Abby Mohaupt calls our attention to the earth’s dire environmental status, but also challenges us to remember the principles of our faith: the world is broken but fixable through the grace of God, so we must remain hopeful and keep working to save it.
The Complications of Love
Sunday, May 10th, 2015
Rev. Ben Daniel discusses the foundations of faith: how the basis should be ‘love one another’ as opposed to specific doctrine, and how it’s possible to rebuild your personal foundation if you find that it’s standing on anything other than love.
Am I Welcome Here?
Sunday, May 3rd, 2015
In her candidate sermon, Talitha Phillips unpacks the story of Philip and the Ethiopian eunuch, drawing out its message of absolute welcome to all who follow their hearts to God.
Are Sheep Really Dumb?*
Sunday, April 26th, 2015
Contrasting the metaphor of sheep of common stereotype with sheep as the actually are, Rev. Daniel sees how thoughtful Christians may grow in understanding.
*title abbreviated (absit inuria)