What We’re Not Talking About

How is she? I’m not sure we really care. I know I don’t. Well, I do, but it takes effort and that’s the root of the evil of this story. There’s a lot of conversation going on about a situation surrounding the Baylor University Football program. A player, Sam Ukwuachu, transferred from the Boise State…

Prayer: God of the Dance

Focal text: 2 Samuel 6:1-5, 12b-19   God of the dance, We’ve come in tapping our toes this morning. We just may break out in dance. Some of us have Waltzed in, graceful and dignified. Others arrive positively Swinging with excitement and glee while still others are surely enlivened with the passion of the Salsa….

Sermon: A Leaky Baptistry

We’ve sprung a leak! I had hoped this morning to lead in our call to worship and prayer of invocation from the baptistry. It’s Baptism of our Lord Sunday, a week in which we ponder that curious event when Jesus is immersed by John in the Jordan while also remembering our own baptism and its…

Waiting At the Gate

Focal text: Mark 13:24-37   We’re in a big stinking hurry! We have not yet even entered the calendar month of Christmas and our whole world has gone Santa crazy. Black Friday, an American holiday that celebrates owning too much is quickly backing up and supplanting our holiday that celebrates eating too much! I won’t…

Fire From Heaven: An Invocation for the Second Sunday After Pentecost year C

Providing God, It would be more comfortable for us to call on the name of some other provider this morning. We don’t know much anymore of Baal or Asherah, but we do know of others we sometimes trust to bring meaning to our lives. We could call on the great god, efficiency, who drives us…