“Why Martin Luther King, Jr. Inspires Me”

Presentation given by Rev. David Brown as part of the Odd Mondays Series at Folio Books on January 21, 2019 Spring, 1968. My first year of bible school in Chicago. From a small town in Colorado, I was just beginning to grasp the complexity and diversity of the city. Unlike … Read More

“Expect the Unexpected”

Expect the Unexpected  a sermon by The Rev Keenan Kelsey Noe Valley Ministry PC(USA) January 20, 2019 TEXT: John 2:1-11  On the third day there was a wedding in Cana of Galilee, and the mother of Jesus was there. 2 Jesus and his disciples had also been invited to the wedding. 3 When the … Read More


~ Isaiah 43:1-3/Luke 3:15-17, 21-22 ~ This is where it begins – the baptism of Jesus. In all the gospels it is the baptism of Jesus where the story really begins. Everything before is merely prelude (although, using the term “merely” does an injustice to what Kelly’s preludes do for … Read More

“Precious Gifts”

~ Isaiah 60:1-6/Matthew 2:1-12 ~ Of all the ancient archeological sites in the Middle East, none is probably more spectacular and stunning than Petra, located in Jordan. You walk for ½ mile through a very narrow canyon only a few feet wide, before it opens up to reveal Al-Khaznah, The … Read More

“Why Am I Me?”

~ Luke 2:41-52 ~ You’ve probably seen the advertisements. You may have even purchased one yourself. Or been given one for Christmas. On Thanksgiving weekend this product was in the top five products purchased on Amazon. Sales are in the millions. I’m talking about DNA kits – genetic testing programs … Read More

“Sweet Hymns of Joy”

“Fall on your knees…” The music of Christmas is truly wonderful, isn’t it? It’s just so – joyful. “Joy to the world, the Lord is come.” I suppose one of the reasons we enjoy the music of Christmas so much is that we only bring it out once a year. … Read More