Sermons and Presentations

Ideas for preaching and presenting about member mission.

Active, not passive: following the Lord of love and justice

Be active and speak up on issues of love and justice.

Baptizing an adult

At a baptism of a woman at a church served as interim priest.

Being the Church Today: A Talk

Church evaluation by the “market” or by the mission?

Biblical Faith, Fanatics, and Extremists

John’s story of the man born blind addresses both our own spiritual health and our mission to build spiritual health in the wider world.

Christmas 2006

Jesus both leads and empowers us.

Common Good, The

The eye cannot say to the hand, “I have no need of you.” No part of the body is inferior.

Conversations at the Well

Enacting the story and sermon on “living water” to help us to change.

Coping with Two of Today’s Temptations

Cope with avoiding the “deeper things” by sharing what each of us is doing to make life better in our daily places. Avoid the separation of worship and life by, each Sunday, “putting” your present concerns “into” the bread that is offered, blessed, broken, and given.

Daily Arenas as Mission Fields

Four people, including the preacher’s son, discover the arenas of their daily lives to be mission fields.

Discussing Politics with People of Opposite Convictions

“A single sheet for discussion groups.