Category archives: Sermons

  • Steve Lindsley (Mark 1: 4-11; Acts 19: 1-7) My favorite scene from the 2000 movie O Brother, Where Art Thou opens with a crowd of women and men, decked out in long white robes, meandering through the woods, around trees and over rocks, all making their way to the water. They’re singing “Down... [read more]
  • Steve Lindsley (Genesis 1: 26-28; Ephesians 1: 3-14) Today I’m going to do something with the sermon that I don’t usually do – I’m going to tell you where it’s going before I get there. In other words, I’m going to give you the Cliffnotes along with the real thing. So here goes: the sermon t... [read more]
  •   Steve Lindsley (Matthew 1:18-25) Sssshhhh. Sorry to shush you, but the baby’s back there sleeping - finally. Poor Mary has been trying to get him to sleep for awhile now. Which, for the record, is not easy to do in an animal stable! But hey, it’s better than nothing. Normally I’d i... [read more]
  • Steve Lindsley (Isaiah 61: 1-4, 8-11; Luke 1: 46b-55) I readily confess to you this morning that I am a sucker for a good musical. And not just watching them, but actually being in them. You are looking at Linus in You’re A Good Man, Charlie Brown in middle school (and yes, I did dance with ... [read more]
  • Steve Lindsley (Luke 12:22-31) The first year of marriage is always a year of figuring out new routines – an important one being how holidays are celebrated in light of a recently-enlarged family circle. Lorie and I were married in October, so Thanksgiving was our first holiday as a married coup... [read more]
  • Heather Koontz (Luke 23:33-43)   In his book, The Heart of Christianity, Marcus Borg tells the story of a three-year-old girl who was the firstborn and only child in her family. Her mother, however, was pregnant, and the little girl was very excited about having a new little brother ... [read more]
  •   Steve Lindsley (Joshua 3:14 - 4:9; 1 Thessalonians 2: 9-13) It really was a strange sight. Although it got the point where it kind of stopped being strange, because once you see enough of something – even something as strange as this was – it simply becomes part of the scenery, ble... [read more]