What Is A Quaker Sermon?

A friend recently asked me: “What is the difference between giving a sermon in a programmed setting versus giving vocal ministry in an unprogrammed meeting for worship?” I responded: We know that first-generation Quakers (George Fox in particular) would often preach for hours at a time. And during the Quietist Period (late 1600s to early 1800s), we …

This Twilight Age

This is a sermon that I preached on Sunday, 11/27/22, at Berkeley Friends Church. The scripture reading for this sermon was: Matthew 24:36-44 & Romans 13:11-14. You can listen to the audio, or keeping scrolling to read my manuscript. (The spoken sermon differs from the written text.) Listen to Sermon Now I found this sermon challenging to …

The Jesus Prayer and the Path of Repentance

This is a sermon that I preached on Sunday, 10/23/22, at Berkeley Friends Church. The scripture reading for this sermon was: Luke 18:9-14 & Joel 2:23-32. You can listen to the audio, or keeping scrolling to read my manuscript. (The spoken sermon differs from the written text.) Listen to Sermon Now Lord Jesus Christ, son of God, …

God Chose Someone – And It Wasn’t Me

This is a sermon that I preached on Sunday, 10/9/22, at Berkeley Friends Church. The scripture reading for this sermon was: 2 Kings 5:1-15 & Luke 17:11-19. You can listen to the audio, or keeping scrolling to read my manuscript. (The spoken sermon differs from the written text.) Listen to Sermon Now If you wanted to vastly …

The Road to Hell

This is a sermon that I preached on Sunday, 9/25/22, at Berkeley Friends Church. The scripture reading for this sermon was: 1 Timothy 6:6-19, Luke 16:19-31. You can listen to the audio, or keeping scrolling to read my manuscript. (The spoken sermon differs from the written text.) Listen to Sermon Now I have walked by homeless people …

The God of Transformation, Not Revolution

This is a sermon that I preached on Sunday, 9/11/22, at Berkeley Friends Church. The scripture reading for this sermon was: 1 Corinthians 7:17-24. You can listen to the audio, or keeping scrolling to read my manuscript. (The spoken sermon differs from the written text.) Listen to Sermon Now I didn’t sleep very well last night. I …