“O Brother, Where Art Thou?”

~ Psalm 55:1-8/James 1:2-4, 12 ~ Introduction In the genre of “Christian” movies, it’s probably the best of them all. Of course, it wasn’t produced to be a Christian movie. The Coen brothers would never think in such terms. After all, they’ve made some decidedly not “Christian” movies, such as … Read More

“Is Empathy a Liberal Emotion?”

~ Matthew 15:29-37/Philippians 4:1-4 ~ Last year about this time, in the wake of the Brett Kavanaugh hearings, in the midst of the emerging MeToo movement and the initial reports of family separations at the border, I came across a blog written by a politically-conservative Christian who was lamenting – … Read More

“Empathy Nudging”

~ Luke 10:25-37 ~ Well, that’s pretty straightforward, isn’t it? Just go do it! Go, show compassion! Show compassion to those unfortunates lying on the side of the road. They are your neighbors, after all. Just do it! End of sermon – NOT! Why do we find it difficult to … Read More

Stephen Fiehler Summer Share

Keep your lives free from the love of money and be content with what you have, because God has said, ‘Never will I leave you; never will I forsake you.’” So we say with confidence, ‘The Lord is my helper; I will not be afraid. What can mere mortals do … Read More

Bill Jackson Summer Share

The voyage of Paul from Judea to Rome, described in Acts 27, started out late in the sailing season, but initially progressed pretty well. The ships carrying Paul and his centurion to meet justice at the hands of the authorities in Rome faced headwinds, but, in the beginning, they made … Read More

“I Come to Bring Division!” ~ What I have learned about healing divisions. 

Preacher: Jeanne Choy Tate ~ Luke 12:49-56 ~ In today’s passage, Jesus is on his way to Jerusalem. So far, trouble and conflict have followed him everywhere he has gone. Rejected by his home town of Nazareth, his family soon claimed he was insane. Next the people of Capernaum ran … Read More