Written Sermons

March 29, 2017

Anger

James 1:19-25 by Daniel Harrell If you spend any time on social media, or are part of the Twitterati like so many including, famously, our President, you’ve no doubt been […]
March 20, 2017

Greed

Ecclesiastes 5:10-16 by Daniel Harrell You may remember me telling you the Southern preacher story about a well-known, wealthy good ol’ feller calling up a church office one day and […]
March 13, 2017

Lust

Matthew 7:27-30 by Daniel Harrell An ancient Jewish legend, tailored after the Biblical story of Job, tells of a saintly rabbi who studied Torah all day long and never once […]
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 […]