Seekers recognizes that any member of the community may be called upon by God to give us the Word. Our Guidelines for Preaching help us prepare sermons. This section collects for study and reflection drafts of sermons that happen to have been prepared in electronic form. The most recent sermon is on the top of the page.
April 21, 1996
The experience of parenthood has opened for me a whole new understanding of and appreciation for God. Because of this new understanding, I find myself at times overwhelmed and in awe of the love God has for me — and for all of creation.
April 14, 1996
Does it matter if the Passion story is true? A lot. I believe that the Passion story is the part of our faith that has caused, and continues to cause, Christians to behave the most unchristianlike.
April 07, 1996
Mary stood weeping outside the tomb. “Why are you weeping?” the angels asked. “Why are you weeping?” Jesus asked. Isn’t the answer obvious? Why did these heavenly messengers ask Mary such a stupid question? Each time, she pulls herself together and gives an answer.
April 31, 1996
[The preacher is dressed as a carpenter. He is at his bench, talking as he works, shaving boards with a draw knife and cutting boards with a hatchet.] Shalom Aaron. Welcome, I knew you’d come for Passover. Welcome, since it’s a long time.
April 24, 1996
Lent is a time of introspection. This season is connected with the time of Jesus’ testing in the wilderness. It is a commonplace that going to Seminary is also a time of testing. As I have been struggling to understand the historical doctrines of the church and to articulate my own systematic theology, my faith indeed is being tested. This has been a time of intense questioning of my relationship to community, of my responsibilities to my community of origin, and to you, my chosen family of faith.