God Is On the Way

First Sunday of Advent 28 November 2010 (Isaiah 2:1-5   Psalm 122   Romans 13: 11-14   Matthew 24: 36-44)   We just heard one of those Gospel texts I love to avoid!  I think I consented to preach this weekend before I saw what the text was! Did you really hear what this Gospel text is saying?

A New Kind of King

Christ the King – A New Kind of King November 20-21, 2010 Jeremiah 23:1-6   Kings and queens, princes and princesses have been in the news a lot lately. Whether you’re a great fan of the British royal family or not, I doubt many here missed the fanfare in announcing the royal engagement of Prince … More A New Kind of King

Re-Pitching the Tent

Dialogue sermon by Rev. Dr. Gerald Christianson and Minister of Music Timothy Braband Tim:  Something strange is going on here. Jerry: You mean that you’re doing a sermon? Or that I might direct the choir! Tim: Nice try, but not a chance!  No, I mean that our assigned topic is “Re-pitching the Tent,” but the … More Re-Pitching the Tent

Dancing Saints

All Saints Sunday 7 November 2010 (Daniel 7:1-3, 15-18   Ephesians 1:11-23   Luke 6:20-31) “Dancing Saints!” I remember as a little boy one day I was riding in the car with my mom and my great aunt.  We called her “Aunt Carrie.” Aunt Carrie asked me what I wanted to be when I grew up, and … More Dancing Saints