More Than Enough: Enough to Know

Dr. Steve Lindsley (Mark 13: 1-8, 35-37) Well, you’ve got to hand it to Jesus: he sure knows how to cause a big brouhaha, doesn’t he? Nothing like taking a fairly benign observation and turning it totally on its head, right? All this disciple of his said was, “Look,...

More Than Enough: Enough to Give

Dr. Steve Lindsley (Mark 12: 38-44) I want to be honest – this passage today makes me uncomfortable. But not for the reason you may think. I’m going to get into that reason in a minute, but first, perhaps we should get our bearings here. You’ll recall that we’ve...

More Than Enough: Enough to Love

Rev. Rebecca Heilman (Mark 12: 28-34) Have you ever heard of the name, Harriet Jacobs? Probably not. I had not either. She’s a name we should learn, we should know, and we should hold space for on our bookshelves. She composed the first African American slave...

Believing Is Just the Beginning

Dr. Steve Lindsley (Mark 8: 27-36) Growing up, one of my heroes was a man named of Pete Carruthers. Pete was an associate pastor at my church in Raleigh when I was in high school, college, and later seminary. White Memorial Church has a membership of 4500 and at the...

Reflections on the Gift of Sabbatical

Dr. Steve Lindsley (Psalm 146: 1-10) Today’s sermon will be a different sort of sermon in at least two ways. For one, two other people, members of our church, will be part of it. But also, this joint sermon will be a reflection on more than the scripture Rebecca just...

Where the Streets Have No Name

Dr. Steve Lindsley (Revelation 21: 1-4, 6-7, 9-12, 21) There is a street that winds through a tiny village in the eastern parts of Ethiopia.  It is made of dust and dirt and has seen generations walk its path.  Flanked on either side of this street are tiny huts...