Written Sermons

April 18, 2012

What Just Happened?

Acts 3:1-26 by Daniel Harrell Today being the hundredth anniversary, I probably should say something about the Titanic. The deluge of retrospectives, TV movies, documentaries and commemorations are but the tip […]
April 10, 2012

The Winning Number

Mark 16:1-8 by Daniel Harrell I stand before you this Easter morning because I did not win the Mega Millions jackpot. No 640 million dollars for me! I know, I’m […]
April 3, 2012

Jesus in a Bad Mood

Mark 11:1-25 by Daniel Harrell The last thing anyone needs in church on a Sunday devoted to happy hosanna singing is a grumpy Jesus. What’s the matter anyway? It’s starts […]
March 30, 2012

Why This Waste?

Mark 14:3-11 by Daniel Harrell Last Sunday’s foray into end times predictions always comes off sounding a little bizarre. Jesus foretells how “the sun will be darkened, the moon will […]
March 19, 2012


Mark 13 by Daniel Harrell We’re back in Mark this fourth Sunday of Lent, working our way to Easter, but with a passage that points more toward the Second Coming […]
March 9, 2012

Don’t You Read Your Bible?

Mark 12:1-12 by Daniel Harrell We’re walking through portions of Mark’s gospel most of this Lent—using Luther Seminary’s Narrative Lectionary. The exception is next Sunday when we welcome Dr. Karoline […]
February 27, 2012

The Ponzi Gospel

Mark 10:17-31 by Daniel Harrell Among the recurrent problems for modern-day suburban Christians in America is figuring out what losing your life for Jesus’ sake looks like. For the earliest […]
February 14, 2012

The Resentment of Grace

Jonah 4 by Daniel Harrell Last Sunday was like one of those bad movie sequels, like Another 48 Hours, or The Next Karate Kid. You sat there and thought: haven’t […]
February 7, 2012

The Bible’s Shortest Sermon

Jonah 3 by Daniel Harrell The closest I’ve ever come to wearing sackcloth was the last time the Patriots played the New York Football Giants in the Super Bowl. Overconfident […]
February 3, 2012

Throw It Up

Jonah 2 by Daniel Harrell I was late for last Sunday’s pot luck meeting due to the football game. My years in Boston made me a diehard New England Patriots […]