Written Sermons

May 9, 2016

Beauty

Psalm 27 by Daniel Harrell French mystic Simone Weil once acknowledged how there are but “two things that pierce the human soul: beauty and affliction.” In regard to beauty, Apple […]
May 2, 2016

Holy Mary Mother of God

Luke 1:26-38 by Daniel Harrell I’m taking these Easter Sundays to share insights and experiences from the generous sabbatical you granted me and my family this past winter in Southern […]
April 27, 2016

Arthur Rouner Blessings on 70 years

Sunday, April 24, 2016 A Word of Blessing to Colonial Church by Rev. Dr. Arthur Rouner After the Foundational Decades of our First 70 Years. You are a wonderful sight. […]
April 25, 2016

Postcolonial

Luke 5:36-39 by Daniel Harrell How special to mark a 70th anniversary in a church’s life. While the intention is to save some folderol for the 75th, life is short, […]
April 17, 2016

Whatever You Do

Colossians 3:12-17 by Daniel Harrell Again, thank you, Colonial Church for your generous gift of sabbatical to me and my family this past winter. I spent three months in sunny […]
April 11, 2016

The Elephant in the Room

Mark 3:13-19 by Daniel Harrell I want to say again how thankful I am to this congregation for the opportunity to so fully enjoy a three-month sabbatical at Fuller Seminary […]
April 4, 2016

Black Faith Matters

Matthew 15:22-28 by Daniel Harrell This story is about a stranger crashing Jesus’ church supper. In Mark’s gospel she’s a Syro-Phoenician Gentile. Matthew calls her a Canaanite. By labeling her a Canaanite, […]
March 31, 2016

Time Change

Luke 23:54-24:12 by Daniel Harrell This is my first Sunday back preaching since Christmas, which I mention mostly to lower your expectations. Dawn, Violet and I arrived back safely from […]
January 21, 2016

Follow the word

Luke 5:1-11 by Danielle Jones The word is central to our faith as Christians. God spoke and the world takes shape. Light and dark. Oceans and land. Summits and squid […]
January 14, 2016

Gracious, Gracious, Gracious!

Luke 4:14-21 by Jeff Lindsay A woman opened the door of a building and was about to step outside when she heard a voice saying, “Don’t take that next step […]