In through the Back Door

(Sermon preached on Palm Sunday at the Hermitage, scripture:  Luke 19:28-40 & Psalms 118) Gates open and the procession begins. Thousands line the street, throwing flowers and laurels, waving madly, reaching to touch power as it passes them. Security guards watch the … Continue reading

War on Christmas

Texts:  I Samuel 2:18-26 & Luke 2:41-52 Let me say right now that I do not subscribe to the current “War on Christmas.” It is a fabrication created by a partisan media desperate for an audience. I believe there was … Continue reading

Beware of Gods Bearing Gifts

Sermon preached at the Hermitage, December 21, 2014.  Scripture:  II Samuel 7:1-16 & Luke 1:26-28) Once, long ago in college, I went through the necessary ritual of dating. On Valentine’s Day my junior year, I received a gift from a … Continue reading

What We Know for Sure….

(This is  a sermon I gave at the Hermitage Retirement Home on the Gospel John 4:5-42.) Mark Twain said “What gets us into trouble is not what we don’t know. It’s what we know for sure that just ain’t so.” … Continue reading