Category archives: Podcast

  • Steve Lindsley (Matthew 13: 24-30) Some number of years ago, back in my regular gigging days, I was trying to come up with artwork for an album I was working on.  It was back when I was in seminary - hence, the budget was tight.  Actually, there was no budget.  So I called in some favors fro... [read more]
  • Steve Lindsley (Luke 9: 22-25, Philippians 2: 5-11) It is the summer of 2000 and I find myself in Puerto Rico on a youth mission trip - along with, I might add, my wife, Kim and Kato Nims, and Lydia Mobley; all of who were part of the First Presbyterian Church in Lexington at the time.  We l... [read more]
  • Grace Lindvall (Matthew 7: 7-11; Romans 8: 18-28) “This is how the pendulum slowly shifts in the other direction, by the very act of howling in the wind, which always blows back eventually, a breeze carrying seeds.” Anne Lamott Will you pray with me? God of the faithful, God of the doubte... [read more]
  • Steve Lindsley (Ezekiel 1:1, 4-5, 12, 15, 19-21; Acts 2: 1-13) Last week we began a sermon series titled Questions of Faith: A Sermon Series for the Uncertain.  It is based on questions you came up with as part of a sermon Grace preached in 2017, where she asked people to share doubts and qu... [read more]
  • Steve Lindsley (Matthew 13: 31-33, 44-51) This Sunday, Grace and I are beginning a sermon series that, in many ways, has been a couple of years in the making.  Back in 2017, Grace preached a sermon on doubts and the questions and uncertainties we have as people of faith.  As part of her serm... [read more]
  • Steve Lindsley (Isaiah 43: 1-4; Luke 3: 15-22) It is an odd phenomenon that happens every January in the church year.  One Sunday it is Epiphany, where the infant Jesus and his parents are visited by wise men from the east, bearing gifts.  And then, the very next Sunday – this Sunday - Jesus... [read more]
  • Grace Lindvall (Isaiah 60:1-9; Matthew 1:1-12) This is a rich text; it is a story about 2 powers that exist in the world, it is a story about faithful people who come from foreign lands, and it is a story about people who follow signs of hope to find Christ. The evangelist, Matthew, does wha... [read more]
  • Steve Lindsley John 1: 1-5, 14 The “For Sale” sign appeared rather unceremoniously in the front yard one day.  It has been awhile since anyone lived there.  Those in the neighborhood had grown accustomed to its empty state, the lack of a car parked in the driveway or children running on the ... [read more]
  • Grace Lindvall (Matthew 1: 18-25) Will you pray with me? God of advent waiting, of hope, and expectation. Sit with us in this time of waiting and preparing, open our hearts to hear your word and open our hearts to receive your presence with us. Move your spirit through our hearts that we wou... [read more]
  • Steve Lindsley (Luke 1: 5-20; Isaiah 2: 1-5) When I started seminary, I lived for the summer with some friends in their spare bedroom.  Their apartment was in Vinings, outside Atlanta, up I-75 in the far northwestern corner of the city.  The seminary was way over in Decatur, due east of Atla... [read more]
  • Steve Lindsley (John 18: 33-38a; 2 Samuel 23:1-7) Are you King of the Jews? It’s a simple enough question, right?  There are two possible answers: yes or no.  You either are, or you aren’t.  It’s simple. Are you King of the Jews?   Unless….unless it isn’t simple.  Unless it’s more t... [read more]
  • Grace Lindvall (Isaiah 6:1-9; Psalm 139) Will you pray with me? God of abundant grace, your presence is with us wherever we go, and yet, we pray that you would surround us, be with us, make your presence apparent to us so that through our recognition of your presence, we might grow stronger ... [read more]