The Only Way to Life is Through Death

This is a sermon that I preached on Sunday, 02/25/24, at Berkeley Friends Church. The scripture reading for this sermon was:  Mark 8:31-38. 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 “You can’t take it with you.” That’s what they …

What Is A Quaker?

This is a sermon that I preached on Sunday, 11/12/23, at Berkeley Friends Church. The scripture reading for this sermon was:  John 1:1-18. 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 don’t go around shouting from the rooftops, telling …

What Does It Mean to Worship ‘In Spirit and In Truth’?

This is a sermon that I preached on Sunday, 10/22/23, at Berkeley Friends Church. The scripture reading for this sermon was:  John 4:5-24. 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 In our reading this morning, Jesus says to the …

We Seek An Earth Restored

This is a sermon that I preached on Sunday, 7/23/23, at Berkeley Friends Church. The scripture reading for this sermon was:  Romans 8:12-25 & Matthew 13:24-30, 36-43. 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 In our scripture reading from …

What Do We Do While We’re Waiting for Jesus?

This is a sermon that I preached on Sunday, 12/11/22, at Berkeley Friends Church. The scripture reading for this sermon was:  James 5:7-10 & Matthew 11:2-11. 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 One of the critiques that early …

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 …