Sermons and Presentations

Ideas for preaching and presenting about member mission.

Moral Animal Sermon, The

“Not survival of the fittest” but building a community and supporting the common good make a species survive. “Religion is the best antidote to the individualism of the consumer age.”

Moral Conviction and Our Christian Responsibility

Ask the hard questions within the church for the sake of the world.

Not Members, but Missionaries

“Friends in Christ, I believe that I stand on firm ground when I say that ‘to be an Episcopalian is to be a missionary, not a member of a particular denomination of the Church of God.'”

Our Six Mission Fields

“Our lives have six arenas we are in every week – our homes, our work, our local community, the wider world, and our leisure, as well as our church. We are called to be on mission in each of them.”

Palm Sunday is always a favorite day

I discovered this verse recently. The RSV has it right – “deeds of power” – dunamis – our word “dynamic” comes from it. “As he was … Luke 19:37.

Preaching and Politics: A Talk

The last paragraph lists questions for the preacher can ask herself.

Proclaim the Good News

The familiar lighthouse parable leads to the story of a man who cannot read finding a tutor.

Repent to Live More Justly

Try a Celtic repentance –work to make life more caring and fair.

Saint Mary the Virgin

Give up the idols of money, power and success; hold fast to the real power, God and God’s ways for us.

Seeing Jesus

From John 20:18 – Mary Magdalene went and announced to the disciples, “ I have seen the Lord.”

Seeing is one of the first ways we connect with the world around us. Seeing continues throughout our lives as central. We say “I see” when we mean we get it, we understand. What we see on television and in the movies has great impact. We have to be careful about what we look at and what our children and teens and we ourselves look at.