“Does It Matter What We Think of God?”

Rev. Keenan Kelsey  Noe Valley Ministry  PC(USA) May 17, 2020 Acts 17: 22-28 Then Paul stood in front of the Areopagus and said, “Athenians, I see how extremely religious you are in every way. For as I went through the city and looked carefully at the objects of your worship, I … Read More

“Religious Platitudes in a Time of Pandemic”

~ John 14:1-14 ~ “Don’t let your hearts be troubled.” One of Jesus’ more famous lines from one of the more famous passages in the Bible. I ask you, this morning: How do you hear that? In this time of pandemic, of tedious isolation, of constant, everyday news of people … Read More

“The Compassionate Shepherd”

~ John 10:1-5/Psalm 23 ~ Sheep! We saw lots and lots of sheep. In a nation of about 4.9 million people, Aotearoa New Zealand has about 40 million sheep. And Linda and I are pretty convinced we saw about 90% of those sheep as we drove around the country. We … Read More

“Heart Burn”

~ Luke 24:19-35 ~ When we meet the disciples on the road to Emmaus, it is evening, and the luminous glow of the day has begun to fade. Resurrection, at this point, is nothing more than a rumor, a curiosity, an idle tale. And yet when the disciples meet a … Read More

“I Will Not Believe: Belief and Willful Ignorance”

~ John 20:19-31 ~ It was the Sunday after Easter, actually called the Second Sunday of Easter, six years ago that I preached my first sermon at Noe Valley Ministry. My, how time flies. You had been meeting in the chapel of St. Luke’s Hospital for some time already. I … Read More

He Goes Before Us

~ Matthew 28:1-10 ~ The pink hues of early dawn invade the territory of darkness that was the night. The dew on the leaves along side the path accompanies the chilling air of the night. The two women walking on that path can only now make out their surroundings as … Read More