Past Sermons


A selection of sermons delivered from the pulpit of Neshoba Church.

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On this St. Patrick’s Day Sunday, we will consider the nature of blessings -- how we are blessed, and how we bless others as we traverse the journeys of our lives.

Featuring readings from To Bless the Space Between Us: A Book of Blessings by John O'Donohue.

When bad things happen to our friends, family members, coworkers, or in the larger community, we want to step in and fix it, make it right, make all the bad go away.  But so often we are at a loss as to how to help.  What do we say, what do we do, how do we reach out in these situations?  

I’ll be drawing on some of my Clinical Pastoral Education experiences doing chaplaincy work at a Level I trauma unit in Kalamazoo, MI, to address these issues.

Socialist, activist, prophet, teacher - who was Jesus, really, and how might he have wished us to live?

Featuring reading from:

If the Church Were Christian: Rediscovering the Values of Jesus by Philip Gulley

Originally scheduled for the Sunday before Labor Day, but postponed, we will now use the “Hokey Pokey” to take a look at the deeper meanings of Christmas. Reacquaint yourself with this childhood favorite because there will be dancing in the aisles! 

Featuring readings from It Was On Fire When I Lay Down On It by Robert Fulghum and from Play: How it Shapes the Brain, Opens the Imagination, and Invigorates the Soul by Stuart Brown and Christopher Vaughan

Although not “the Savior,” Pope Francis is resurrecting the Catholic Church, after a fashion. On this Easter Sunday we will be talking about what he is doing, and what it means to us all. 

Featuring readings from:

Holy Horrors:  An Illustrated History of Religious Murder and Madness by James A. Haught

Dark History of the Catholic Church:  Schisms, Wars, Inquisitions, Witch Hunts, Scandals, Corruption by Michael Kerrigan

Francis:  Pope of a New World by Andrea Tornielli

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