Written Sermons

February 17, 2018

Ash Wednesday

Matthew 6:1-21 by Daniel Harrell The light of Epiphany gives way to the more murky hues of Lent tonight. Just a few verses prior to these I’ve read from Matthew’s […]
February 12, 2018

The Resentment of Grace

Jonah 3:10-4:11 by Daniel Harrell Last Sunday was like that movie you’d heard was awesome. But then you watched it and the ending ruined everything. You sat there and thought: […]
February 7, 2018

Patriots by 7 (Alas)

Jonah 3 by Daniel Harrell Some of you may know I am a Patriots fan—before Belichick and Brady, before Spygate and Deflategate, back when they were truly terrible and cursed […]
January 15, 2018

Change From the Inside

Jonah 2 by Daniel Harrell One of our ReForming visioning team members whom we commission this morning forwarded a few thoughts from the popular contemplative Richard Rohr, apropos to this […]
January 8, 2018


Ephesians 3:1-12 by Daniel Harrell If you follow the church calendar you know yesterday was Epiphany, January 6, a day that commemorates the Magi’s visit to Bethlehem. Historically, Epiphany is […]
December 27, 2017

Christmas Eve: Mother of God

Luke 1:46-55 by Daniel Harrell Resident theologian Kyle Roberts, in his recent book on Mary, writes about his mom receiving a Nativity scene from the Dominican Republic, wrapped tightly for […]
December 11, 2017

Tidings of Discomfort

Matthew 2:13-18 by Daniel Harrell I confess I don’t watch nearly as much television as I should. To make up for this, I’ve binge-watched Stranger Things on Netflix, a decision […]
November 20, 2017

Was Blind But Now I See

Acts 9:1-9 by Daniel Harrell I’d like to take a moment on this Sunday before Thanksgiving to think with you a bit about the Puritans—in part because I’m dressing up […]
November 13, 2017


Matthew 16:13-20 by Daniel Harrell Protestantism, now in its 501st year, is nothing if not fissiparous. I learned that word from an Economist article Bob Neal sent me about Martin […]
November 6, 2017

Wrestling God

Genesis 32:22-32 by Daniel Harrell It’s been a delight to plow the depths of Reformation this past month. October 31 marked the moment, 500 years ago, when Martin Luther stormed […]