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A little boy went to Sunday school on a day when his class was studying Moses. After church, as they were riding home in the car, his father quizzed his son about what he learned that morning in Sunday school.             “We learned all about Moses,” said the little guy, […]

Sermon: The Need to Believe


I just read an interesting story this past week. Let me share it with you and then tell me if you think it could be true or not.             It reportedly happened on an Easter morning in a church out in East Texas. The call to worship had just been […]

Sermon: Easter Rising


His name was David. He was a rather serious young man, in his early thirties, and already well on his way to a very successful architect career. David was single and handsome and considered one of the church’s most eligible bachelors. He came up to me after church one Sunday […]

Sermon: A High Standard of Living



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You know, it’s hard to find a really good fishing joke. When you Google “Fishing Jokes,” on the Internet, you pull up stuff like: “What kind of music should you listen to while fishing?” “Beats me.” “Something catchy!”             Or, a biblical fishing joke: “Why didn’t Noah do much fishing […]

Sermon: Casting Into The Deep (remix)


I want to read you a letter from a nine-year-old boy:                                            “Dear NASA,             My name is Jack Davis and I would like to apply for the planetary protection officer job.              I may be nine, but I think I would be fit for the job. […]

Sermon: Born to Serve


by Frank Campagna After purchasing the old church in Stockbridge Mass which once housed the infamous Alice’s Restaurant and turning it into a rescue mission of sorts, providing food, clothing, job training, counseling to anyone who needed it, Arlo Guthrie (son of the famous Woodie Guthrie) was asked by a […]

Sermon: A Compass and a Flashlight



As I’ve gone about my travels, I’ve been asking people if they have any special plans for the holiday season. And there’s been common theme: “We’re going home for Christmas.” Or “All the kids are coming home to celebrate with us this year; it’s going to be a full house!” […]

Sermon: Homecoming Christmas


            I’ve never met a soul who didn’t love Christmas music!             Shortly after Thanksgiving (or even before) we start to hear those familiar holiday songs on the radio, piped over loud speakers, in stores and doctor’s offices and – well – “everywhere we go”: “I’m Dreaming of a White […]

Sermon: Mary’s Song


When I first started preaching I always thought it was so odd for the common lectionary to begin Advent – every year – with Jesus prophesying the Apocalypse. “What kind of a way is this to begin our journey to the manger?” I’d ask myself. It’s definitely not something you’d […]

Sermon: Apocalyptic Advent



There’s a great movie called A Few Good Men. It’s one of the few movies that Diane and I agree upon as a classic film that we both want to watch almost every time it comes on TV. For me it’s because one of the stars is Jack Nicholson, who […]

Sermon: What is Truth