As a young Christian, Sarah Quezada had a heart for social justice. She was also blissfully unaware of the real situations facing today’s immigrants. Until she met
In America, bigger is always better. But in the parable of the mustard seed, Jesus tells us that God uses what is small, weak and broken in the world, and when the time is right grows it into something big, and with an evasive power.
There are some lessons we get from scripture that are obvious. But in other instances, … Read the rest
We are familiar with the story of Lazarus — the person Jesus raised from the dead. However, the story of Lazarus is much more. In this story, Jesus is calling us to action.
The story of Lazarus is rooted in Jewish tradition — the story of Eliezer of Damascus who comes to people as a poor man to deliver a … Read the rest
The immigration debate focuses on protecting “our” land, reserved for “our” people. Keeping immigrants and refugees out of our land is consistent with the laws of nature. For instance, a bear is very protective of his property, and does not welcome other animals to share in his food.
However, we are not people of nature. We are people of God. … Read the rest
“The Courage to Change”
Sermon by The Rev. Lisa Caine
February 22, 2015
Audio for this sermon is unavailable.
Lent is traditionally a time of taking inventory of our lives and preparing for a rededication of ourselves to God. This inventory involves identifying those barriers of thought and action that keep us from being the person God intends … Read the rest
Feb. 19, 2015
by Jamie Calkin
When I felt secure, I said, ‘I will never be shaken.’ Psalm 30:6
Lisa’s sermon on Sunday of Mark’s story (1:40-45) of Jesus healing the leper helped me a lot this week. It helped me to think about my efforts in our university of faith small group on ‘Welcoming the stranger.’ We are exploring … Read the rest
E pluribus unum
Sermon by Tommy Valentine
Nov. 23, 2014