Sermon Archives

June 19, 2022

War, Worship, and Sacrifice

War, Worship, and Sacrifice

June 19. June 19, 1865. On that date, Union soldiers arrived in Texas, the remotest state in the former Confederacy and proclaimed to both enslaved people and slaveowners that the war had ended and that all slaves were free. That’s what Juneteenth commemorates. The Smithsonian National Museum of African American History & Culture calls this […]

June 21, 2020

The God Who Sees

“The man we think of, the man we admire, the man we talk about, the man whose wonderful story we read and re-read, is Christopher Columbus, the greatest human benefactor of the human race.” Those are the words of Rossiter Johnson. He published a book in 1897 about the Chicago World’s Fair of 1893. That […]

August 20, 2017

The Time Between the Times

In the spring of 1972 I started a love affair with the writings of Luke… the traditionally accredited author of “The Gospel of Luke” and “Acts of the Apostles.” I’ll blame Professor Howard Charles with leading me down this path. Luke is the only gentile writer of Biblical text. His two volume record has a […]

May 11, 2014

That Some Would be Pastors

I thought I would start by introducing myself for those who may not know me. I’m from Iowa, went to a private college in Iowa before coming to Associated Mennonite (now Anabaptist Mennonite) Biblical Seminary in Elkhart where I met and married my wife, Missy Kauffman Schrock – who, now works for AMBS. Since seminary […]