Written Sermons

May 29, 2016

How To Pick a President

Deuteronomy 18:9-22 by Daniel Harrell So I’ve taken these post Easter Sundays, nine so far, to share insights and experiences from the generous sabbatical you granted me and my family this […]
May 23, 2016

Kids in Church

Luke 2:40-51 by Daniel Harrell Except for here in the gospel of Luke, we know nothing of Jesus as a boy. Attempts to fill in his childhood blanks have happened […]
May 16, 2016


2 Corinthians 2:14-17 by Daniel Harrell I’ve always liked Pentecost Sunday, even though I’m not Pentecostal in the hand-raising, tongues-speaking sense. I confess to being more of a gospel of […]
May 9, 2016


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


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, […]