The scripture for the morning exhorts us to “keep watch” in anticipation of the return of the Son of Man (Mark 13:24-37). But how will Jesus return? In her sermon, Senior Minister Molly Baskette suggests that progressive Christians don’t focus on Judgment Day.
Emerging Leader Loi Almeron explores questions of doubt and faith. How can we approach our trials with joy as the scripture invites us to (James 2:1_8)?
Five foolish bridesmaids, five wise bridesmaids, ten lamps, a limited amount of oil, a bridegroom and a wedding feast—this was the subject of the mornings’ scripture (Matthew 25:1-13), an allegory about the kingdom of God.
Young Adult Minister Kit Novotny shares from her sermon “Gulp” that she preached on Sunday, October 15, 2017.
Senior Minister Molly Baskette shares from her sermon "Where Has God Gone" from Sunday, October 8, 2017.
Adult Minister Kit Novotny explores Isaiah’s “little Apocalypse” (Isaiah 25:1-10). To consider this passage apocalypse and home in a time when world events have us teetering on the brink and wildfires devastate a large swath of Northern California, seems fitting.
Senior Minister Molly Baskette explores the challenging parable of the distant landowner whose tenants abuse and kill his servants and son when they come to collect the harvest (Matthew 21:33-46).
In the lectionary text for the morning, God parts the waters of the Red Sea so that Moses and his crew can escape Egypt and the army that is chasing them. This story comes up at a time when parts of the United States and islands in the Caribbean have been battered by hurricanes and flooding has been dramatic. The water around us is amazing—sometimes safe, sometimes scary.
In the final sermon in the “Summer of Love” series, Senior Minister Molly Baskette explores love and guilt. Guilt can be a powerful force. It is a sign that we have done wrong or failed to do right. It may provide the impulse to make things right.