December 26, 2019

It turns out Herod and Trump share much of the same backstory, qualities, and characteristics. We can’t read the story about Herod and the Slaughter of the Innocents without recognizing the patterns of behavior repeating themselves with our current president in 2019.  Read more

December 22, 2019

Joseph has a minor role in the Christmas story. But the relationship between Joseph and Jesus gives us a new perspective on the non-traditional parent. Read more

December 19, 2019

I’ve been thinking more about the Christmas story from Joseph’s point of view after having seen my own husband become a father. Read more

December 17, 2019

We have gathered on this solemn eve of an important historic moment in our country. Our leaders will vote on articles of impeachment of the president of the United States for violating his oath of office and endangering our democracy and our citizens. Read more

December 17, 2019

I asked people in the congregation to share where they noticed God’s work in the world.  Their responses were like finding water in the desert. Read more

December 15, 2019

Isaiah 35 describes hope like a tiny purple crocus reaching out of the snow with delicate hands cupped in prayer. This fragile yet tenacious flower is preaching to you!  Read more

December 12, 2019

“Jesus, are you the one?” Matthew 11:3. It was a question cried out in desperation from a prison cell where a man wearing a scratchy camel’s hair robe awaited his execution.  Read more

December 8, 2019

I am a white teacher of preaching who has been doing this work for almost four years.  It’s time to interrogate and deconstruct my perpetuation of whiteness in the pulpit. Read more

December 5, 2019

“You brood of vipers!”  This year in the midst of the impeachment hearings, we hear the words of John the Baptist knowing that a brood of vipers is running our country. Text: Matthew 3:1-12 We’re a few weeks away from Christmas and some of us are feeling pretty good about ourselves. Most people I’ve talked to have at least started on their Christmas decorations and shopping. This is the time of year when people are willing to open up their… Read more

December 1, 2019

Rev. Fred Small invites us to imagine the child affected by the climate crisis and how we might act now to create a better future for all children. Read more

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