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 by Bart Smith

Your ID

Baptism is our “ID.” Child of God” is the truest thing about us… regardless of all the other identities layered on top of that.

Courage (Love) Can’t Wait

You might not be saving anyone from a burning building, but I guarantee you that you do hard things. As W.H. Auden says of faith in his Christmas Oratio, courage is choosing “what is difficult all one’s days / As if it were easy.”

Our Inheritance

All Saints Day is really about our small place within the wider web of creation, remembering with gratitude and humility the many who came before us and played a crucial part in shaping our lives.

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.