Sermon Series

posted Jun 19, 2017, 8:43 AM by Christina Barnes   [ updated Jun 19, 2017, 8:43 AM ]

Last summer, David shared his summer reading list with all of you. What fun to ‘see’ inside his library. It is a way to know a little something about a person when we share our likes and dislikes of what we read. Perhaps that is why book clubs and small groups are so popular; they are more about building community than books. Many of you shared books with me before and during my knee surgery. I loved this time of reading. With summer approaching, I presented David with an idea: what if we preached a series where the topics or thoughts came from our reading of things that challenged or inspired us to study the Bible as a backdrop?

So for the next several weeks David and I will share the pulpit. You may recognize some of the titles of the books we’ve read and some may be unfamiliar. All our sermons will be steeped in scripture. The great Protestant Theologian Karl Barth once said we should always read the newspaper in one hand and our Bible in the other letting our Bible be our interpreter. Perhaps the same may be applied to other reading. Journey with us. I suspect you will learn about us and that God has things to teach us all from the greatest book ever written.

 Some titles you may see: 

Life of the Beloved by Henri Nouwen

The Nightingale by Kristin Hannah           

Option B by Sheryl Sandberg

Lean In by Sheryl Sandberg

Short Straw by Stewart Wood

Turn My Mourning Into Dance by Henri Nouwen

Hallelujah Anyway: Rediscovering Mercy by Anne LeMott

The Whistle Blower by James Patterson

The Life We Bury by Allen Esken

Ordinary Grace by William Kent Krueger

Small Great Things by Jodi Picoult

A Man Called Ove by Fredik Blackmon

You Gotta Keep Dancin’ by Tim Hansel

The End of Your Life Book Club by Will Schwalbe

Be Not Afraid- Facing Fear with Faith by Sam Wells

A Gentleman In Moscow by Armor Towles

A Theology in Outline by Robert Jenson

An Altar in the World by Barbara Brown Taylor