Written Sermons

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

Epiphany

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

Rocky

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 […]
October 1, 2017

Reformed + Reforming

Romans 3:21-31 by Daniel Harrell Here we are in October—for Protestants the long anticipated, 500th Anniversary of Martin Luther’s protest against the corruptions of institutional religion. A millennial of his […]
September 25, 2017

Jars of Clay

2 Corinthians 4:4-12 by Daniel Harrell Leading this year’s Confirmation Class has been a delight. I cut my ministry teeth with students years ago, first in Young Life then as […]
September 22, 2017

Poured Out

Mark 14:1-11 by Daniel Harrell You see on the communion table the clay vessel our guest potter, Jon Kamrath spun for us last Sunday during worship. It was so inspiring […]