Written Sermons

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 […]
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 […]
September 11, 2017

Potters & Clay

Isaiah 29:13-16; 64:1-8 by Daniel Harrell Potters have been making pots for a long time. The first known clay implements appear in the neolithic era where bowls and the like […]
August 14, 2017

Church Fathers Starting with S: Sojourner Truth and Harriet Beecher Stowe

Romans 8:28-39 by Daniel Harrell One of the challenges of living in Minnesota with our families living back east is packing a whole year’s worth of visits into four weeks […]
July 9, 2017

Philip Spener

Hebrews 10:35-11:1 by Daniel Harrell It was a glorious day in the park last Sunday, all gathered in God’s cathedral of creation to worship. Birds, water, blue sky, clouds, warmth, […]
July 3, 2017

The Shepherd of Hermas

Hebrews 10:23-31 by Daniel Harrell We’d all like to think we have guardian angels, which the Psalmist promises God provides to protect us and show us the right way (91:11). […]