Some sermons of my own, but others that I have found formative in my life
First and foremost, when it comes to my preaching, I would be remiss if I did not mention Church of the Open Door in Maple Grove, MN. I attended there for seven years and was on staff for three, and it was in their sanctuaries (yes, there were many) that I first felt a true call to be a proclaimer of the word. It would take another decade before I did it with any regularity, but much of who I am today as a preacher, I owe to sitting in the “pews” (or bleachers) of Church of the Open Door. Check out their sermon archive.
The last from our “A Look at Luke Series” at Aldersgate UMC, called “We Are Witnesses”:
Every year at Aldersgate UMC we have a Spring musical. This year some of the themes from that musical just so happened to connect to our “A Look at Luke” study/sermon series, so I adapted the original message to use the musical (“Whistle Down the Wind”) to look at some themes cropping out of Luke:
Ash Wednesday Message 2016 from Aldersgate UMC:
My not always so orthodox, also not entirely United Methodisty thoughts on baptism (A Look at Luke IV).
This is a sermon by Greg Boyd from 1996. I don’t know that I agree with all of it today, but regardless, it was a pivotal moment for me in my faith and my call. I still refer back to it often and I mark my initial hearing of it as the day I stopped wading into the waters of faith, and dove in head first and let the current take me away. Also, I am kind of amazed at how far back Woodland Hills Church’s sermon archives go. 1992? What a resource!: