This man is revolting. He is rotten, inside and out. He is toxic, and whatever he’s got, it is spreading. It spreads from person to person, and if we’re not careful it will consume our whole nation. There is a place for folks like him, and it’s not among decent people. If it were up to me we’d send him somewhere we’d never have to see him again.
Texts: Jeremiah 31:31-34 + Psalm 46 + Romans 3:19-28 + John 8:31-36 It was not quite four years ago, and the presidential campaign was in full swing, when a controversy arose over comments made by the pastor of a Chicago congregation that was home to one of the front-runners in the race. The candidate was … Continue reading Sermon: Sunday, October 30, 2011: Reformation Sunday: God’s Politics, “Damage Control & Spin Doctors”
Texts: Genesis 2:4b-22 + Psalm 139:13-16 + Acts 17:22-28 + John 3:1-16 Preparing to preach on a morning like this one has been like trying to tell the trees from the forest. On a day like today there is so much going on, how do you narrow it down? How do you focus on one … Continue reading Sermon: Sunday, September 11, 2011– First Sunday in Season of Creation, Forests