Sermon preached November 29, 2009
Texts: Jeremiah 33:14-16, Luke 21:25-36
This morning I am going to begin with cartoon strips from this week’s newspaper. First, two from Peanuts. Charile Brown is walking along talking to himself. Sometimes, when you walk by the home of the girl you love, you can see her standing by… View More
Sermon preached November 22, 2009
Texts: John 18:33-37
I’m gonna be a mighty king, so enemies beware
Lion: The Wizard of Oz… View More
If I were King of the Forest, Not queen, not duke, not prince.
My regal robes of the forest, would be satin, not cotton, not chintz.
I’d command each thing, be
Sermon preached November 15, 2009
Texts: I Samuel 1:4-20; I Samuel 2:1-10
For the second week in a row, the American poet Emily Dickinson gets the first word in the sermon:… View More
I taste a liquor never brewed –
From Tankards scooped in Pearl –
Not all the Vats upon the Rhine
Sermon preached November 8, 2009
Texts: Mark 12:38-44
I’m Nobody! Who are you?
Are you – Nobody – Too?
Emily Dickinson (288)
Ever have a day when those words from Emily Dickinson seemed just right? Or maybe you’ve had a Macbeth day (V,v, 17 – Bartlett’s, p. 240)… View More
Life’s but a walking shadow, a
Sermon preached November 1, 2009
First United Methodist Church, Duluth
Texts: Revelation 21:1-6a; John 11:32-44
In one episode of the sitcom, Seinfeld, Elaine is ecstatic that John Kennedy Jr. has joined her health club. She lets her excitement lead her to consider the possibility of romance and marriage. She imagines what it would be… View More