April 2022

Marching For Peace In The Face Of War Luke 19: 28-40

By | April 7th, 2022|sermons|

Given by Rev. Madison Shockley April 10, 2022 We have an unfortunate habit of domesticating and sanitizing Jesus and his message. We being the main stream, middle class state sanctioned religion. People forget what events took place during Holy Week in Jesus's time as we celebrate. There is a disconnect with the word crucifixion and ...

March 2022

Courage~Psalm 27 :1-5

By | March 6th, 2022|sermons|

Given by Rev. Madison Shockley March 6, 2022 As you read today's reading, we ask that you think of the people of Ukraine. We also want you to keep in mind that the Psalms are songs and were sung in ancient times. While we have lost the music, we still have the lyrics. This particular ...

September 2021

A Just Peace~ Matthew 5: 1-9

By | September 19th, 2021|sermons|

Given by Rev. Madison Shockley September 19, 2021 In Europe, church is more associated with war. Rev. Shockley traveled to Germany during his vacation and gained some insight into this association. Matthew differs from Luke on the Beatitude, blessed are the peacemakers. Matthew may have wanted to reflect on the devastating impact of war. He ...

July 2017

Is There A Ram In The Bush

By | July 2nd, 2017|sermons|

https://vimeo.com/224382316 Given By Rev. Madison Shockley July 2, 2017 The saying "There is always a ram in the bush" is a piece of folklore. One has to be familiar with the story of Abraham and his son, Isaac, to understand the meaning of this saying. This story follows last week's passage where Abraham sends Hagar ...

September 2016