TagC.S. Lewis

Sitting Lightly

For those who were unable to be in their churches for whatever reason, including military service, radio could fill the spiritual vacuum. Via the medium of radio, people could join in worship both on Sundays and during the week. (James) Welch hoped that these programmes (sic) would be attractive to those – to use his…

Words of Power

TRADITIONAL SERMON — EASTER 2 Words have power.  Even in a world like ours where words are vomited across every single communication platform that exists in far greater volume than ever before.  Amazingly, our regular misuse of our words has not diminished their inherent potency.  If I say something like “TOM!” … I immediately have…

The Black Hole of the Easter Cave

TRADITIONAL SERMON Easter Sunday Darkness and light … it is a rhythm that has always stood at the center of this story.  Energy … that we cannot begin to comprehend, fuels the event.  Theories, questions and conclusions have arisen around it, even though none of us have ever seen it with our own eyes.  And…

Covenant or Legalism?

Traditional Sermon Pentecost 20 This is the look.  (RAISE SCARED FACE MASK)  Yes, this is the look every preacher gets on her or his face when they realize they have to preach on today’s Gospel Lesson from Mark. We get that look for a couple of reasons.  First off, we recognize that the complexity of…

Heaven on Earth

It was not heaven, but it felt pretty close to me.  I fell asleep in one room (Operating Room) and woke up in different place (Recovery Room).   I woke up pain free … I experienced a sense of excitement as I tried to process what was going on around me … and I felt like…

Fooling Yourself

Email Devotion Week Of Lent 4 It is only our bad temper that we put down to being tired or worried or hungry; we put our good temper down to ourselves.   (C.S. Lewis from Mere Christianity) Oh so true … so very, very true …  isn’t that always the way?  We are quick to take…

Avery Carr
Don’t Panic

Traditional Sermon Epiphany 2 Grace and peace and the ultimate answer to life, the universe, and everything to you from our Lord and Savior, Jesus Christ… Amen I suspect that those of you for whom Douglas Adams is a familiar name, you might already have some idea of where I’m going with this sermon.  However,…