Sermons by The Rev. Dr. Joseph Schaller


86
Grow Up!

Grow Up!

Speaker: | July 05, 2020

Over time, we have become more and more aware that symbols and memorials which may be heroic for some are often heinous for others. I am astonished at how long it took me to...


94
Greater Expectations

Greater Expectations

Speaker: | June 21, 2020

In the face of all that has been unfolding in our country and throughout the world—not just for the past weeks or months—but seemingly for the entire history of Christianity, maintaining a sense of faith...


145
Getting Real

Getting Real

Speaker: | February 23, 2020

I bet there are many of us who might feel a little bit worn out by too much reality. We are being bombarded by a seemingly new reality in which “facts” are distorted or ignored,...


207
Beyond Partiality

Beyond Partiality

Speaker: | January 12, 2020

Why indeed did Jesus go to this wild prophet and his mission of baptizing people in the muddy waters of the Jordan river? Whatever meaning this baptism had for anyone at the time was certainly...


162
If You Want to Get the Job Done…

If You Want to Get the Job Done…

Speaker: | December 22, 2019

Over the past number of years, an interesting demographic trend has been noticed in many of the so-called “helping professions,” including psychology and medicine. In clinical psychology, for example, the majority of those being accepted...


194
Relax

Relax

Speaker: | December 08, 2019

Most of us don’t do a very good job of loving ourselves, though we and may do a better job of loving others, or at least behaving ourselves for the sake of those around us....


241
Hope and Change

Hope and Change

Speaker: | November 10, 2019

There certainly are many places in the gospels where we are enjoined to have more faith, and are even told that faith makes all things possible. I just have trouble accepting the idea of faith...


304
Does Prayer “Work?”

Does Prayer “Work?”

Speaker: | July 28, 2019

Many of us may harbor a degree of skepticism regarding the power of prayer to accomplish what seems to be promised. And, for all of the sermons and classes and books describing Christian prayer, we...


373
Tradition

Tradition

Speaker: | May 19, 2019

Tradition is the anchor of our identity. But it can also be the oppressor of what seeks to emerge as new and to liberate those confined to a regressive way of doing things.