The following series of sermons has emerged during the tumultuous weeks of early summer when our nation has suffered the travail of terror, mass shootings, gun violence, social distress, political bewilderment, and free-floating fear. It already has been a summer of bloodletting along the old Jericho Road (Luke 10:30) known in Jesus’ day as “The Red Way” or “The Bloody Way.” I have offered these sermons as an act of pastoral concern, care and comfort, but also with the hope, confidence and prayer that together we will be inspired to act peaceably, live honorably, move forward boldly, and love mercifully.
The Third Sunday after Pentecost, June 5th:
The Fourth Sunday after Pentecost and Graduate Recognition Sunday, June 12th:
Debt of Gratitude
The Fifth Sunday after Pentecost, Father’s Day, and the Sunday after Orlando: June 19th:
“To Wash Off the Not Human”
The Seventh Sunday after Pentecost and the Weekend of July Fourth, July 3rd:
Mission to Sheila
The Eighth Sunday after Pentecost, the Sunday after Baton Rouge, St. Paul and Dallas, July 10th:
Pray for the peace of Jerusalem:
‘May they prosper who love you.
Peace be within your walls,
and security within your towers.’
For the sake of my relatives and friends
I will say, ‘Peace be within you.’
For the sake of the house of the Lord our God,
I will seek your good (Psalm 122:6-9).