The Church has lost its way in America, using the name of Jesus to fan political polarization and to ridicule LGBTQ people as well as followers of other faiths. In today’s message, Pastor Roger Barkley contracts this with the way of … Continue reading
Guest preacher Anne Cohen explores the parable of the fig tree from Luke 13. From 1988, Anne served as Associate Minister of our church for seven years and many people were delighted to see her.
Michael Barrett shares interesting insights as part of a St. Patrick’s Day message based on Psalm 34 Cry of the Deer: Reflections on Psalm 34 and St. Patrick’s Lorica March 17, 2019 by Michael Barrett Let us pray in words … Continue reading →
As we begin the season of Lent, Pastor Roger Barkley reflects on the wilderness temptations of Jesus from Luke 4 The Tempter Luke 4:1-13 March 10, 2019 Psychologists did a study in which they left four-year-olds alone in a … Continue reading →
What are we to make of the weird “transfiguration” retold in the middle of Matthew, Mark and Luke? Jesus’ clothes shimmer with white light? Moses and Elijah chatting with Jesus. Pastor Roger Barkley guides through the imagery and message of … Continue reading →
Jesus turns from the admiring crowd to give specific instructions to his disciples. Good News from Flat Places, part 2 Luke 6:32-42 February 24, 2019 Pastor Roger Barkley If you are looking for a comfortable, feel-good religion that doesn’t … Continue reading →
What did Jesus mean by “turn the other cheek”? Something very different than you may have thought. Pastor Roger Barkley explores the social context of Jesus’ Beatitudes sermon to reveal the radical, countercultural truth Jesus taught.
(audio note: sorry, the first minute of this sermon was not recorded) Valentine’s 2019 David Harris was sent to prison in 1969 for his failure to respond to his Selective Service’s draft notice. While in prison, he wrote a book … Continue reading →
WHAT IS LOVE? REFLECTIONS ON 1 CORINTHIANS 13 Michael Barrett Corinth A.D. 55 This morning Paul writes that he will show us a most perfect way, a most excellent way. He calls that way the gift of love. He then … Continue reading →
Snow Globes January 27, 2019 We’re spending January considering the way we’d like to live in 2019. We only get one shot at this one precious, irreplaceable life, and our attitudes can either embrace and enhance or distort and diminish … Continue reading →