Selected Audio Sermons

How to Love this World

Mary Oliver says in one of her poems that “there is only one question – how to love this world.” Key to that endeavor may be rediscovering our place in nature and restoring a sense of sacred balance.

What’s the Big Deal about Bathrooms?

In a way unimaginable a decade ago, the topic of gender identity has entered the political arena. While some people are obsessed about who gets to use which restroom, larger issues of acceptance and justice come into play.

Are You Ready for This Thing Called Love?

The title is from a John Hiatt song, which goes on to say: “don’t come from me and you, come from up above.” Well, I don’t know about that, but I do know that love can be heavenly. John Hiatt was one of Mark’s and my favorite musicians. It sometimes seemed his music became a backdrop for our relationship. The service will feature several John Hiatt tunes and it will be a little about Mark and me and a lot about love in all its wonderful manifestations.

Going Hungry in a Wealthy Nation

Millions of working Americans don’t know where their next meal is coming from. Why are people malnourished in the richest country – and one of the most obese – on earth?

Seized by a Vision, Captured by a Dream

Commentators across the political spectrum have invoked the legacy of Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. to chastise the Black Lives Matter movement, while others have maintained that the vision of racial justice that animated the Civil Rights Movement of the 60s and 70s is outdated and anemic. Does the “dream” still live?