Jesus Christ calls us to be a joyful community that celebrates God's love, transforms lives, and is a force for justice in the world.

Sermons on Mark

Jesus is the Question: How much bread do you have?

It is nothing short of miraculous when we are able to move past an attitude of scarcity to an attitude of abundance. When that happens we realize that there are always more resources in a given situation than we realize. When we offer what we have, however small, in God’s providence, there is always enough.

Jesus is the Question: Have you still no faith?

One thing we learn from people of deep faith is that to trust God takes a lifetime of practice. It takes going through storms, many storms. It takes having the “waves” of hardship, challenges, struggle, and pain surge around us and crash down on us… while somehow having peace in the midst of it all.

Rest Awhile

What a lovely story, we might think, about how Jesus cared for these simple people, who didn’t have any idea what to do. “Sheep without a shepherd” sounds like a gentle way to call them all kind of dumb. It’s not.

Roots in Love

LGBTQ movements are radically pointing followers of Jesus back to the heart of our tradition… Our faith calls us to love, “for God is love and those who abide in love abide in God and God in them.”

Casting out Demons

A stronger sense of community is how Jesus, whose Spirit is still alive among us, casts those “demons”‘ out. When people are seen, heard, valued, listened to—in a word, loved—that’s when those spirits that speak self-doubt, isolation, and hopelessness are cast out.