The Story: Pilgrims and Wanderers

You can see this sermon and the service on the Zion UMC Facebook page by clicking here. Pilgrims and strangers We are pilgrims and the spiritual descendants of pilgrims, carrying on our own tradition of pilgrimage. We are spiritual wanderers from Father Abraham, a Bedouin herdsman to Moses, a wandering statesman to Elijah, a wanderingContinue reading “The Story: Pilgrims and Wanderers”

The Story: Vision

For the video click here. Let’s step into a story. The sun has not yet come up, but you know it is morning. You know it the way you know a storm is coming or the way you feel a person walking into the room when your back is to them. Maybe you feel theContinue reading “The Story: Vision”

The Story: Life and Then Some

It’s not what you think…it’s better. One of my favorite expressions is ‘adventures in missing the point.’ It’s a fun little phrase used to relay the idea that someone is misinterpreting or misunderstanding a situation. Most of the time people use it when someone does something ridiculously, obviously out of touch with the situation. KindContinue reading “The Story: Life and Then Some”

The Gifts of Christmas – Hope

For the video version of this sermon, click here. Hope from a strange place | Matthew 3:1-12 As we begin our second week of The Gifts of Christmas we come to the gift of hope, something offered from an unusual character and place in our text. John the Baptizer came to the Judean Wilderness, anContinue reading “The Gifts of Christmas – Hope”

Musings: How Much Truth Do We Really Want?

My grandfather was what you might have termed, a rounder. He had a very colorful life with many interesting adventures before he came to the faith somewhat later in life. My grandfather’s conversion made life interesting for my mother and her brothers and sisters, since the older ones knew him first as the rounder andContinue reading “Musings: How Much Truth Do We Really Want?”