Written Sermons

October 20, 2015

Dogs and Pigs

Matthew 7:6 by Daniel Harrell Thanks again to all who made last weekend’s Guelich Lecture with Randall Balmer such a rich experience, and to all who attended, regardless of your […]
October 8, 2015

Fruit of the Vine

John 2:1-11 by Daniel Harrell Having spent these early weeks of fall exploring, and cooking, food in the Bible, we arrive finally at the third and last member of Biblical […]
September 28, 2015

Food in the Bible: Bread of Life

John 6:1-13; 30-35 by Daniel Harrell I should start by apologizing for getting so giddy about olive oil last Sunday. Seriously, who pays $40 for a bottle of Segreto from […]
September 22, 2015

Trees of Life: Figs & Olives

Mark 11:11-25 by Daniel Harrell National Geographic writer Victoria Pope reminds that food is more than survival. With food we make friends, court lovers, and count our blessings. “To break […]
September 13, 2015

“Milk & Honey”

Exodus 3:1-12 by Daniel Harrell My plan this fall is to feast on food in the Bible—both symbolically and literally. Scripture starts and ends with food, from forbidden fruit in […]
September 6, 2015

Church Fathers Q: Quiricos & Julietta

Revelation 6:9-11 by Daniel Harrell For those who barely endured a year’s worth of sermons from Revelation, this morning’s Scripture reading no doubt seems a sign of the apocalypse. I […]
August 31, 2015

Waste Basket or Recycle Bin

Matthew 14:13-21 by Brian Jones Almost exactly a year ago, I was standing here and we were talking about the story of Jacob and Esau. Specifically, we looked at how […]
August 23, 2015

Church Fathers P: Blaise Pascal

Romans 1:16-25 by Daniel Harrell We live in an age of trust in scientific verification. Statistical metrics and outcomes measures—resulting in the confidence-inducing phrase “studies show”—provide sufficient proof to validate […]
August 18, 2015


Colossians 2:6-15 by Daniel Harrell Entering Colonial Church through its front doors takes you by this commemorative plaque naming the West Parish Congregational Meetinghouse of West Barnstable, Massachusetts, built in […]
August 10, 2015

A Tale of Two Spies

Joshua 2 by Katie Sanders Guest preacher from Upper Room Good morning… my name is Katie Sanders. I am the Associate Pastor of Formation at Upper Room and I am […]