Falling Down and Rising Up

November 18, 2018
As we get closer to the end of the church year, it feels a bit as though we get closer to the end of time. At least it sounds a…

The Case for Commitment

October 28, 2018
Carmen gave me one rule about preaching: Never mention her in a sermon. Since I’ve already violated that rule, I might as well continue. Carmen and I got engaged in…

Orders and Disorders

October 21, 2018
There are two ideas in contention in the readings this morning, and they are both ideas about authority. Specifically, they are ideas about spiritual authority, and about how authority should…

Giving Up Our Riches

October 14, 2018
We hear again this morning the old, tragic story of that rich man—the one who can’t quite accept what Jesus asks of disciples. It is a story that appears in…

The “Other”

September 30, 2018
Rev. David Killian describes the human tendency to stigmatize those who are different from us and how Jesus calls us to accept "others" as persons with dignity and value.

Speaking Truth To Power

July 15, 2018
Today’s reading from Mark reads like palace intrigue and conspiracy against John the Baptist. We first hear about John when Jesus goes to be baptized; he is clothed in animal…