“Faith, Christ”


Oct. 2, 2022 Psalm 137 2 Timothy 1:1-14 Luke 17:5-10   Today’s sermon is a bit of a bible study, or at least it begins that way.  The picture on the cover of your bulletin shows a fragment of ancient Greek writing and looks very much like what you would see if you were reading […]

“Lazarus and Lessons from Cometa.”


Sept. 25, 2022 Luke 16:19-31   ‘There was a rich man who was dressed in purple and fine linen and who feasted sumptuously every day. 20And at his gate lay a poor man named Lazarus, covered with sores, 21who longed to satisfy his hunger with what fell from the rich man’s table; even the dogs […]

“A God Who Is Too Big.”


Sept. 18, 2022 Luke 16:1-13   I discovered Wengen, Switzerland, which I’m still not sure I’m pronouncing correctly – because even there we heard it pronounced in different ways – after visiting with Will and Usurla Meier a number of years back.  Will was in the hospital and to make his room more comfortable the […]

“On Being Lost”


Sept. 11, 2022 Luke 15:1-10 Exodus 3:7-8   The picture on the cover of your bulletin is a quick shot that I took of the Passion Play in Oberammergau, Germany.  It wasn’t entirely clear to me if pictures were allowed, but I couldn’t resist at least one, and of course this seemed to be the […]

September 4, 2022

Summerime, and the Livin’ Is…(4 of 4), 9.04.22 By. Rev. Dr. Brian R. Bodt

“Easter Message.”


April 17, 2022 Luke 24:1-12   Words from Greg Sterling’s most recent message to the community of alumni from Yale Divinity School keep ringing in my ears.  Usually, these messages from the Dean’s office aren’t filled with good news.  And, this one was no exception; Thomas Troeger had passed away.  The news hit me harder […]

“Mystical Seeing”


April 10, 2022 Psalm 118:1-2, 19-29 Luke 19:28-40   Ever hear of “Nominalism” or people called “nominalists”?  I probably did once upon a time in seminary or college, but I’m not 100% sure.  Well, the term came up in my reading throughout the week and now I’m pretty sure I suffer from Nominalism from time […]

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