Discerning reality

By Doug Paysour
“Deep Fakes” Jordan Peele, actor, comedian, and Academy Award-winning screenwriter for Get Out, recently produced an unusual public service announcement (PSA) about… read more

Sermon Options: July 8, 2018

By Ministry Matters
World Changers 2 Samuel 5:1-5, 12b-19 The world watched with anticipation as the Berlin Wall was dismantled, signifying the unification of a German people divided by political… read more

Finding Your Why

By Jake Owensby
Viktor Frankl recalls a therapy session he had with a young mother who had lost the will to live. She could no longer see why she should keep going and had attempted to end her… read more

Looking Ahead

By William H. Willimon
October 7, 2018 Mark 10:2-16 October 14, 2018 Mark 10:17-31 October 21, 2018 Mark 10:35-45 October 28, 2018 Mark 10:46-52 November 4, 2018 John 11:32-44 November 11, 2018 Mark… read more

September 30, 2018 - Doing Good, Large and Small

By William H. Willimon
Encountering the text: Mark’s favorite designation of Jesus is “rabbi,” that is, “teacher.” Though Mark’s Gospel doesn’t record many of… read more

September 23, 2018 - Don't Be Afraid to Ask Questions

By William H. Willimon
Encountering the text: We’ve watched as Jesus interacted with the Syrophoenician woman (7:24-37) and also with Peter (8:27-38). Now the focus is on Jesus interacting with… read more

September 16, 2018 - Looking at the Messiah

By William H. Willimon
Encountering the text: We’re almost at the midpoint of Mark’s Gospel, a watershed in Mark’s rendition of Jesus. Mark opened his Gospel by referring to Jesus as… read more

September 9, 2018 - Lord of the Desperate

By William H. Willimon
Encountering the text: It’s September and most congregations are getting back into the rhythm of church life after the summer vacation. This Sunday’s assigned Gospel… read more

Sermon Options: July 1, 2018

By Ministry Matters
Lament for Fallen Warriors 2 Samuel 1:1, 17-27 Christians should lament the fall of Christian warriors (those falling into sin) as surely as David lamented the death of Saul and… read more

September 2, 2018 - From the Heart

By William H. Willimon
Encountering the text: Jesus has taken a great deal of criticism from the biblical experts and the religious leaders. He has tried to defend himself, attempted to reason with… read more

August 26, 2018 - Standing Truthfully

By Cameron Merrill
Encountering the text: If the driving force behind Paul’s letter has been the reconciling, summing-up, restoring work of God in Christ, then the very shape of the letter… read more

August 19, 2018 - Wasting Time with Friends

By Cameron Merrill
Encountering the text: As Paul begins to wind down his dramatic argument in his letter, he reminds the community to whom he writes that their purpose is two-fold: to offer praise… read more
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