I Have Questions!

Sat., July 27 @ 12pm

Join Pastor Chris for a presentation titled "How We Talk About God" inspired by the question "Why does our pastor sometimes call God 'she'?"

Feel free to bring lunch!

Category: Sermons

That Holy Spirit (Sermon for June 9, 2019)

For the last few weeks, we’ve been reading snippets of Paul’s letter to the believers in Rome. Three weeks ago, we heard Paul introduce himself. And he didn’t give the believers in Rome a summary of his resume. He simply told them a fact and a story. He wrote, “I am Paul, a servant of

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Who Would Go Back? (Sermon for June 2, 2019)

Sorry there’s no recording this week! You’re going to get a very short sermon today. Mostly because I off-handedly promised the confirmands that I would tell this story: When I was in college, I was in the jazz ensemble. And one of the things we did was travel to different jazz festivals to compete against

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When We Were Still Sinners (Sermon for May 26, 2019)

I’ve said it before. I said it last week. I’ll say it again: You are loved and you are worthy of love. It doesn’t matter how you got here. You are here now. You are in grace. You are loved and you are worthy of love. I know that can be hard to believe. That’s

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How We Got Here (Sermon for May 19, 2019)

How did you get here? It’s a question we ask each other a lot… and the answers matter. Way back when I was searching for a call to a congregation, I had to fill out forms—a ministerial profile—about how I got here.  I had to chart a journey through high school and college and seminary

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Sunday Sermon Preview for May 19, 2019

Sunday sermon preview: You are not a hero. You are not a villain. You are not your most celebrated moment. You are not your most embarrassing one. You are not the highest moment of your ecstasy. You are not your rock bottom.

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Other Gods (Sermon for May 12, 2019)

On my drives from Davenport to DeWitt, and from DeWitt to Davenport, I listen to a lot of NPR. Last Sunday morning, as I was on my way to preach a sermon that touched upon violence at a house of worship, some people on Weekend Edition were talking about violence at houses of worship and

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