Written Sermons

March 25, 2014

If You Keep Silent

Esther 4 by Daniel Harrell It’s nice to be back in familiar, if chilly, environs this morning having spent the past two Sundays preaching in Brooklyn and Miami—in two different […]
March 3, 2014

Heaven on Earth

1 Kings 6:1-18 by Daniel Harrell I’ve enjoyed continuing to hear stories from my wife Dawn’s recent trip to Zambia and Burundi. Along with Brian Jones, Kristin Geer, and Bob […]
February 23, 2014

Half and Half

1 Kings 3:16-28 by Daniel Harrell Apparently winter is here to stay for a while, so I’ve tried to embrace it as true Minnesotans do and go to Florida. That’s […]
February 11, 2014

What Do You Want?

1 Kings 3:1-15 by Daniel Harrell One of the biggest stickers in the Christian’s crawl is the dilemma of unanswered prayer. It consumed an entire sermon last fall during my […]
February 5, 2014

Consolidated Power

1 Kings 2:26-46 by Daniel Harrell I pick up where I left off two weeks back, with King Solomon loyally executing the dying and deadly wishes of his famous father, […]
January 20, 2014

Unburied Hatchets

1 Kings 2:1-10 by Daniel Harrell Last winter, while visiting Yad Vashem, Israel’s Holocaust Museum, I found myself overcome again by the senseless, ghastly evil committed by the Nazis against […]
January 13, 2014


1 Kings 1:38-53 by Daniel Harrell If you grew up in church, then like me, you probably sat through hundreds of Sunday School lessons. I’m not sure I can remember […]
January 6, 2014

Leave It

Luke 5:1-11 by Daniel Harrell For those keeping count, today is the twelfth day of Christmas, or more to the point liturgically, the eve of Epiphany. Tomorrow, January 6, ranks […]
January 2, 2014

Christmas Death Wish

1 Samuel 19:1-18 by Daniel Harrell Here’s hoping your Christmas was a merry one. If not, you technically have eight days to go. For some of us, turning to inspirational […]
December 26, 2013

Manger Danger

Christmas Eve, 2013 Luke 1:67-2:7 Perhaps no symbol of Christmas proper is more abiding than the nativity scene, or crèche. At its core—Santa, decorated trees and mistletoe notwithstanding—the celebration of […]