I’m Fine: Beloved

I’m Fine: Beloved Isaiah 43:1-7 Sermon January 10, 2016 I’m as guilty as anyone. If you ask me how I’m doing, I’m likely to say, “I’m fine.” There are a variety of reasons why I respond that way…. Read More

Christ as King

Christ as King John 18:33-37 Sermon November 22, 2015 Hi. My name is Dale C. I am a control junkie. (This is where you say, “Hi, Dale!) I have a problem. I am addicted to control. If I’m… Read More

The Starting Line: Eye on the Prize

The Starting Line: Eye on the Prize Philippians 3:4b-14 Sermon September 6, 2015 We are concluding our series The Starting Line with a message on “Eye on the Prize.” We began two weeks ago with “On Your Mark”… Read More

The Starting Line — Keep It Loose, Keep It Tight

The Starting Line — Keep it Loose, Keep it Tight Romans 5:1-8 Sermon August 30, 2015 We’re continuing our series on The Starting Line where we’re focusing on how best to fulfill what Paul wrote about in 1… Read More

The Starting Line: On Your Mark

“Do you not know that in a race the runners all compete, but only one receives the prize? Run in such a way that you may win it.” —1 Corinthians 9:24-27 Sermon August 23, 2015 Much of my… Read More

Stories From the Lake: Water Rescue

“Stories From the Lake: Water Rescue” / Mark 6:45-52 / Sermon August 2, 2015 I am always amused whenever the subject of science versus religion comes up. I recognize I may be stepping into some dangerous waters here… Read More

Stories From the Lake: Storm Chaser

“Stories From the Lake: Storm Chaser” / Mark 4:35-41 / Sermon July 26, 2015 Do you recall the single time that you would characterize as the time you were the most afraid? Maybe as a child you were… Read More

Go Fish

“Go Fish” / Canterbury CUMC / July 19, 2015 Rick Jervis, a journalist from Austin TX posted this story in USA Today last Sunday night: “Feet dangling in murky water, lights low, nothing between you and the water… Read More

Making It Real

“Making It Real” / Canterbury CUMC / Ephesians 1:3-14 I like the way Leonard Sweet, a United Methodist seminary professor and preacher, often greets a congregation. He begins with, “Good morning Saints!” to which everyone replies… “Good morning!”… Read More

The Road Ahead: Are We There Yet?

Canterbury CUMC / All-together in Canterbury Center / Revelation 21:1-6a Here we are on the last leg of our journey through transitions. We started with the invitation to the adventure, then we addressed saying “goodbye” with the endings… Read More