Brave New World

Brave New World

No Fair!

The sermon from August 27, 2017 based on the Parable of the Laborers in Matthew 20:1-16. It’s a strange story. Earlier in the service, one of our members had the children act out a version of the story where some of them worked harder and longer than others and yet they all got the same payment (bubble gum). He then left a cliffhanger out there explaining what it…

Weed Your Garden, Bro

Sermon from August 13, 2017. The sermon is based on the Parable of the Wheat and Weeds in Matthew 13:24-30, 36-42. The parable is familiar, but somehow we often miss the point of the parable. It’s not a coded story about how one day all the good people will be saved at the end of time. It’s more about here and now and what we do until then. What do we do in an…

The Economics of Dirt

This is the first of 6 sermons on Jesus’ Kingdom Parables in the book of Matthew. This is odd for a few reasons. The first is the subject matter. Jesus tells these parables to communicate about an alternative way the world should work called the Kingdom of Heaven (the other Gospels refer to it as Kingdom of God). The Kingdom of God is a reverse world that stands in…