Sermons


“A House Divided Against Itself” Guest: Rev Richard Ruch

June 10, 2018 | Mark 3:20-35, 15:6-15

I have one of those decade birthdays coming up in a few months.  I can’t believe how old I’ve gotten.  It’s like I wasn’t paying attention to the passing of the years and suddenly I woke up to find I’m this old guy, someone a lot closer to his death than to his birth.  I’m […]

“Rule Breaking Spirit”

June 3, 2018 | Mark 2:23-28

Two summers ago while visiting Italy we decided to see the leaning Tower of Pisa—we and about 5,000 other people.  It was hot and crowded.  In front of the Tower stretching maybe three football fields long and twice as wide there was this really luscious grass—it looked like a commercial for Scott’s Lawn products.  It […]

“Attached”

May 27, 2018 | John 3:1-17

“The mind that is not baffled is not employed.”  I found this quote from Wendell Berry while searching the web for one of his poems.  I printed it out and stuck it to my desk because I have been feeling baffled.  Perplexed.  Puzzled.  And I do not like it.  For whatever reason, I always feel […]

“Spirit Transcended Tribalisms”

May 6, 2018 | Acts 8:26-40

When people ask me, “how are things going at the Old Dutch Church?” my standard response is, “we are running as fast as we can to keep up with what the Spirit is doing.”  Not just in the Church, but running to keep up with what the Spirit is doing in our larger community.  This […]