Being Vigilant

December 1, 2019
May the words of my mouth and the meditations of our hearts be always acceptable in thy sight, oh God, our strength, and our redeemer. Amen. I’m 15 and my…

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…

The Overheard Conversation

November 20, 2017
Text: Matthew 25:14–30 “But I don’t understand!” “You will,” she said, “if you give it enough thought. Or you won’t. The answer doesn’t really matter. What matters is trying to…

Are You on The Bus?

March 19, 2017
Text: Psalm 42:5: Why are you cast down, O my soul, and why are you in turmoil within me? Hope in God; for I shall again praise him, my salvation…

The Difference We Can Make

November 27, 2016
Text: Colossians 1:13: “He has rescued us from the power of darkness and transferred us into the kingdom of his beloved Son….” Maybe it’s just a gift of providence that this…

(Not) Looking Out For No. 1

October 26, 2015
You probably know a lot more about honeybees than I do. We recently went to the Topsfield Fair, and they have a “bee house” where expert beekeepers show off hives…
To read the lessons for this day, click here. One of the really cool things that happened to me this year was that I got a chance to go to…

The Faith of Doubt

April 7, 2013
Of the sixteen years that I’ve been a member here at St. John’s, I’ve served on the Stewardship committee probably a bit more than half. Every year that I prepared…
Click here to see the lessons of this day For several years I actively resisted the draw of social networking. Now, I’m no Luddite—my profession is computer science after all.…