Written Sermons

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 […]
January 24, 2012

The Fish Story

Jonah 1 by Daniel Harrell Epiphany, which commemorates the first revelation of Jesus to Gentiles (the Gentiles in this case being the magi), is the perfect time of the year […]
January 12, 2012

All You Got: The Widow’s Mite

Mark 12:41-44 by Daniel Harrell Epiphany, which for church calendar devotees commemorates the Magi’s visit to Bethlehem not only stretches out Christmas (falling as it does on January 6), but […]
January 3, 2012

Finished Work

Philippians 1:3-12 by Daniel Harrell Happy New Year. We begin again. And Merry Christmas too! Clearly with the hymns we’ve sung this morning we are still officially in Christmas. Eight […]
December 14, 2011

River of Life

Revelation 22:1-17 by Daniel Harrell Advent, meaning coming or arrival first appeared in church liturgies not as a Christmas ramp-up, but as a Judgment Day wake-up. By setting its sights […]
December 7, 2011

Walking on Water

Mark 6:45-52 by Daniel Harrell Advent means arrival, but it might as well mean to wait. Advent waits for sunlight to reemerge out of darkness and for Christ to be […]
November 28, 2011

Are You Thirsty?

By Danielle Jones Sunday, November 27, 2011 This week, we have yet another take on water, this one from the gospel of John. This story is a familiar water story- […]
November 21, 2011

Body of Water

John 7:33-52 by Daniel Harrell The Defense Department employs a group of analysts who specialize in scrutinizing religious language and behavior in order to authenticate terrorist communications. These Arabic and […]