Selected Audio Sermons

At Home in the Wilderness

The wilderness is uncertain, and getting through it can seem confusing as the comforts of routine are left behind. But the wilderness and desert experiences of our lives can be a time of exploration and discovery. As we begin our ministry together, we’ll explore the joys of the journey.

Come on Out! Come on Up!

It’s Homecoming Sunday – AND – Bring a Friend Sunday! Come embrace the new church year and welcome new faces, including our new transitional assistant minister. Let’s see what amazing things might happen as our energy creates synergy. The Choir makes its fall debut, Shan will tickle the ivories and we will all have a chance to help make something “come on up!” PLUS, stay for the pizza pot luck afterwards. What’s not to like?

If We Can’t Have Pizza, Maybe Nachos?

Alas, poor Pluto, we thought we knew ye. But hark, what light from yonder distant horizon breaks? Could it be a “giant distant disturber’? And what in the world – our world – might that mean for us and our understanding of what it means to be human?

The Perfect Mother’s Day Sermon?

What words could possibly do justice to the many different ways in which we mother and have been mothered? Our individual experiences vary tremendously, but all of us have at least one thing in common – someone gave birth to us. Given that, is there something we might all celebrate on this day?

The “Already But Not Yet” of Easter

If Jesus were alive today, what message would he be preaching? I think we can say with assurance that the Kingdom of Heaven has definitely not arrived! And, yet, even in these troubling times, there are signs and portents of hope and liberation. How are we to live now, on this side of transformation?

Modern Day Pharaoh

What could this ancient Biblical story possibly have to teach us about life in the United States in 2017? It may have more to teach us than we think in this era of “otherism” and hate.

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.