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Until the Wind Runs Out of Breath: A Commitment to Emanuel African Methodist Episcopal Church

Sermon for Friends Congregational Church “Until the Wind Runs Out of Breath: A Commitment to Emanuel African Methodist Episcopal Church” Delivered by Rev. Dr. Dan De Leon June 21, 2015 Mark 4:35-41 Thursday morning.  I’m sitting on a porch at the Basin of Big Bend National Park.  The birds are singing.  The wind is whispering [...]

Naked, Nude, or Neither?

Sermon for Friends Congregational Church “Naked, Nude, or Neither?” Delivered by Rev. Katherine Doehring June 7, 2015 Genesis 3:6-13, 21 Transcript not available…

Blessed in Our Discomfort

Sermon for Friends Congregational Church “Blessed in Our Discomfort” Delivered by Rev. Dr. Dan De Leon May 31, 2015 John 3:1-17 Ah, the story of Jesus and Nicodemus.  The story of Israel’s teacher, a Pharisee, seeking out Jesus under cover of darkness to have a conversation with him about water and spirit and being born [...]

Abide

Sermon for Friends Congregational Church “Abide” Delivered by guest preacher, Rev. Mindy Roll May 10, 2015 John 15:9-17 Transcript not available

What’s Love Got to Do with It

Sermon for Friends Congregational Church “What’s Love Got to Do with It” Delivered by guest preacher, Rev. Leslie Jackson May 3, 2015 1 John 4:7-21 Transcript not available

The Fall is Gonna Kill You

Sermon for Friends Congregational Church “The Fall is Gonna Kill You” Delivered by Rev. Dr. Dan De Leon April 26, 2015 John 10:11-18 I want to start out with a rhetorical question that I hope you’ll hang onto during today’s sermon: Why should gay people be allowed to be married?  Why should same-gender-loving people be [...]

The Experiential Calling of the Countercultural Community

Sermon for Friends Congregational Church “The Experiential Calling of the Countercultural Community” Delivered by Rev. Dr. Dan De Leon April 12, 2015 1 John 1:1-2:2 We are in the Season of Eastertide.  That’s right, Easter people.  Easter is not just a day; it’s an entire season, and today is the second Sunday of Easter.  It’s [...]

Jesus, Speak to Us

Sermon for Friends Congregational Church “Jesus, Speak to Us” Delivered by Rev. Dr. Dan De Leon Palm Sunday March 29, 2015 John 12:12-16 What are some of the things that Jesus says?  What might come to mind first and foremost for us are the things Jesus says in the pages of Scripture.  That’s good.  That [...]

Don’t Go In There

Sermon for Friends Congregational Church “Don’t Go In There” Delivered by Rev. Dr. Dan De Leon Fifth Sunday of Lent March 22, 2015 John 12:20-33 Do we have any horror movie buffs in the congregation this morning?  I’m one of them.  I’m a sucker for a good slasher movie.  But here’s a rhetorical question: Is [...]

Snake-bitten in the Sanctuary

Sermon for Friends Congregational Church “Snake-bitten in the Sanctuary” Delivered by Rev. Dr. Dan De Leon Fourth Sunday of Lent March 15, 2015 Numbers 21:4-9 Transcript coming soon…