Written Sermons

March 7, 2017

Gluttony

Proverbs 23:15-21 by Daniel Harrell The last time I preached on gluttony I got my picture in the paper. Thirteen years ago. I’ve eaten a lot since then. This Boston […]
March 1, 2017

Difficult Demons

Mark 9:14-29 by Daniel Harrell Thanks to all who expressed appreciation for the past three Sundays and our dive into the challenges of Christian faith and race in America. I’m […]
January 25, 2017

Follow The Money

Matthew 6:19-21/Luke 12:32-34 by Daniel Harrell You may remember a story from a few years ago I told about this beautiful stone congregational church near Boston where Frank and Peggy […]
January 2, 2017

The Eighth Day

Luke 2:21-40 by Daniel Harrell Happy New Year—we hope. 2016 left a lot to improve upon—the hottest year on record both politically and climatologically. I’ve resolved to go to church […]
December 26, 2016

Christmas Eve

Psalm 23; Isaiah 40:1-11; Luke 2:8-20 by Daniel Harrell Any familiarity with tonight’s Old Testament passage from Isaiah 40 likely comes from having heard it sung as part of Handel’s […]
December 4, 2016

Who Is This?

Matthew 13:53-58 by Daniel Harrell Having spent all fall in Matthew 13 with Jesus’ kingdom parables—seeds, weeds, dirt, yeast, pearls and fishnets—I would be remiss to skip this last part […]
November 29, 2016

Thanksgiving Day

Amos 8:1-14 by Daniel Harrell We gather together to worship the Lord this day as we imagine the Pilgrims of old may have worshipped—albeit without buckles. I read this week […]
November 14, 2016

Separation Anxiety

Matthew 13:47-52 by Daniel Harrell This morning’s parable from Matthew 13 draws its comparison to Galilean fishermen who hauled their daily catch ashore and sorted the good from the bad. […]
November 7, 2016

Treasure Hunt

Matthew 13:44-46 by Daniel Harrell Well, Tuesday is almost here. Election Day. Judgment Day. The outcome feels scary whichever candidate we choose or personally don’t choose. I remember a philosophy […]
October 10, 2016

Weed Whacker

Matthew 13:24-29; 36-43 by Daniel Harrell Throughout the early history of Christian biblical interpretation, theologians regularly resorted to allegory as a way of understanding the Bible. For believers, Scripture contained […]