Sermons presented by our minister and guests are both intellectually and spiritually challenging while their style is casual and accessible. In addition to Biblical references and lectionary, speakers weave in commentary from theologians, contemporary writers and even pop-culture icons into their sermons. The message is always relevant and directed toward how we can follow the Word of Christ as we face the challenges of an ever-changing world. Sermons challenge us to work daily to improve ourselves, that we might spread Christ’s radical message of love and justice.

“A New Beginning”

In the final of four sermons on Revelation, Rev. Mark reminds us that the point of the New Testament’s final book is an old point that God keeps making over and over again–don’t place a period where God has placed a comma!

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“The Great Ordeal”

In our third sermon on Revelation, Rev. Mark tackles the four horsemen of the apocalypse (Revelation 6:1-8) and washing in the blood of the Lamb (Revelation 7:9-17) This is challenging material, but there are important, and relevant implications of it for our modern lives. Do we acquiesce to powers over us, or do we resist?

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“Scrolls, Seals, and the Lamb”

Our second sermon in the series on Revelation, this Sunday, picking up in chapter 5. What do we do when we want to be set free from powers of oppression in the world? What kind of savior are we to be looking for?

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“Resurrection”

It’s Easter Sunday! What does the resurrection of Jesus mean for us in 2017, when there’s so much to fear, all around us? Did Jesus really defeat death? (Luke 24:1-12)

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“Shouting Stones”

Rev. Mark experiments with a more poetic style of preaching to interpret the protest march of the original Palm Sunday, in light of modern protest marches. Luke 19:29-44

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“Regrets”

Luke’s parable about the Rich Man and Lazarus is a somewhat foreboding. A rich man dies and is condemned, the poor, sick man Lazarus, dies and goes to paradise. But is this a story about death, or life? Is the point of this story to get us into heaven, or to get us to live better […]

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“Vetting”

Rev. Mark continues with the seventh chapter of the Gospel of Luke (7:18-35), discussing how followers of John the Baptist wondered if Jesus really was the one they were waiting for, and how the Pharisees and lawyers also questioned Jesus, as well as John. He goes into the epidemic of mistrust in our world right […]

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