Good Friday: In the Silence

This sermon explores the idea of silence. Good Friday, says Willimon, is a time for confession, repentance, honesty and candid self-examination. Jesus is going this night to do His work. Now, in the silence, in the aloneness, we have our work to do as well.

Easter: Easter as an Earthquake Matthew 28:1-10

On the cross, the world did all it could to Jesus. At Easter, God did all God could to the world. And the earth shook. As this sermon attests, when the stone was rolled away, we got our first glimpse of a new world, a world where death doesn't have the last word, a world where injustice is made right, and innocent suffering is vindicated by the intrusion of a powerful God.

Preaching to Pagans

When John the Baptist appeared preaching, he came preaching good news (evangelion). No doubt, for many who heard The Baptist, John's news did not sound so good. After all, it was good news about repentance. Joh...