Jesus the Healer

Scripture:  John 9:1-41 The story goes that two dads were watching a basketball game.  One of the dad’s was mostly quiet and respectful.  The other dad though was not.  He was yelling a lot.   As the game drew into the last quarter, the quiet dad finally said to the loud one, “Which one is your … [Read more…]

Jesus the Life Changer

Scripture: John 4:5-26 In the mid 1880’s Scottish farmer Hugh Fleming woke up to a day that started like any other.  Like a lot of farmers in Scotland of that era, Fleming managed a fairly modest living.  He was able to meet the basic needs of his family, but not much beyond that.  He was … [Read more…]

Jesus the Savior

Scripture:  John 3:1-17 It must be frustrating to be an innovative inventor.   To be the type of person who files patents and creates the utilitarian products we use daily requires a unique way of thinking and viewing the world.  It requires trying to solve a problem in the most efficient way possible, and inventors try … [Read more…]

March 2023 Pastor’s Article

The United States is a representative democracy, where the people elect officials to represent their interests and work together to make the decisions that impact everyone.  At least in theory anyway, this intended system seems to have a bit of a problem in our modern day world.  Specifically, the majority of people do not actually … [Read more…]

Jesus the Warrior

Scripture:  Matthew 4:1-11 Astrophysicist Brian May proves that you can indeed complete your dreams and have it all.   He began working on his PhD in astrophysics in 1970.   However, like happens with so many people, life got busy and he took another path that led him away from academia.    However, in 2006 … [Read more…]


Scripture: 1 Corinthians 3:1-9 The global Covid-19 pandemic had a lot of effects that I am not sure anyone could have predicted.   One of these unusual effects is the resurgence in popularity of house plants.  While potted, indoor plants have been a things that exists for hundreds of years, there was an absolute boom in … [Read more…]

How to Be a Sermon

Scripture: 1 Corinthians 2:1-12 There is a quote that captures a truth of art and renaissance art in particular.  Who said it first is up for debate, but it is often attributed to legendary artist Leonardo Da Vinci.  While Leonardo may not have originated the phrase he quoted it several times in his own writings … [Read more…]

Unconventional Wisdom

Scripture:  1 Corinthians 1:18-31 I was seven, sitting in a room full of adults waiting for my parents to come pick me up.  While I did this all of the other kids from my class were playing in the next room.   Typically this happens when a kid misbehaves, and I had not done that. … [Read more…]

February 2023 Pastor’s Article

Many people consider video games to be a waste of time, but for a select few it can be highly lucrative.  After being on hiatus due to Covid-19, the Evo Championship Series video game tournament resumed last year.  This is a long running, high level competition in a variety of fighting games.  In these games, … [Read more…]

United or Untied?

Scripture: 1 Corinthians 1:10-17 I think I was in second grade when I underwent an Indiana rite of passage, and I had to make the choice.  I apologize that I do not remember all of the details, because it was over thirty years ago,  so I do not properly remember the context but I remember … [Read more…]