Weekly Sermons

Seasons

As I get ready for my life’s next chapter and prepare to leave my beloved Highlands church after 4 years, I invite us to reflect on the relationship that humans have with time. More specifically, we will consider the possibility that time is not the straight, coherent...

Picked Last for the Kickball Team is Not the Way God Works

The Kingdom of God turns every other reality upside down and inside out. This is the mystery of God’s bold generosity: God chooses from the bottom and lifts up the lowly. It’s how God has worked all along, the whole world gets flipped on its’ head. We live in a Great...

The Best Way to Get Rich? Grow in Gratitude!

Sometimes we think gratitude is proportionate to how much we have for which to be thankful. And we always see others who have more than we which justifies why we think they have more for which to be grateful. That it the biggest joy depriving lie in the world! A good...

Things Are Not Always As They Seem

Today Jesus says, “Beware.” Jesus speaks against religion that cares for the wealthy at the expense of the most vulnerable. Jesus condemns any system that benefits the rich at the expense of the poor. Jesus issues this warning by affirming an unlikely person, a poor...

Lost and Found

What are you learning about yourself these days? Seriously! A reviled tax collector and Jesus end up at dinner together, even though simmering anger all around them threatens both Zacchaeus and Jesus. We feel Jericho’s (Luke 19:1-10) contempt. We may be living in...