April 23 – May 17 (4 sermons) God invites Abram and all those who follow to imagine a bold and improbable future. Trace the contours of community, faith, and transformation in God’s imaginative love.
A Sermon by Bill McDonald from Mark 1:4-11 I love letters from children to God: “Dear Mr. God, I wish you would not make it so easy for people to come apart. I had to have 3 stitches and a shot. Janet.” “Dear God, Thank you for the baby brother, but what I asked for was a puppy. I never asked for anything before. You can look it up. Joyce” “Dear God, If we come
A Sermon by Bill McDonald from Matthew 1:18-25 Christmas Angels have been on our minds and in our sermons since the first Sunday of Advent, the last Sunday of November. Maybe it’s time now to turn to some experts and let the children tell us exactly who and what angels are. These quotes came by way of the Internet, but that’s not a plea for all of you to start forwarding Internet stories to me!
A Sermon by Bill McDonald from Luke 1:26-56 Twisting, turning, tumbling, everything upside down. The first time I rode the Vortex at King’s Island, I thought I had arrived in roller coaster heaven. You sit two by two as the safety bar locks you into the seat and at the first drop everything you knew about gravity and spatial orientation just disappears. Your body is lifted inches off the seat as you rocket along the
A Sermon by Bill McDonald from Luke 1:5-25, 57-66 A woman telephoned a friend. “How are you, dear?” she asked. “Simply awful,” came the reply. “My migraine headache is back, my feet are killing me, my back is almost breaking into, the ironing is piled to the ceiling, the house is a mess, and the children are driving me out of my mind.” “Now, you listen to me,” said the friend on the other end