Sermons by The Rev. Dr. Joseph Schaller


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Don't Give Up!

Don’t Give Up!

Speaker: | February 21, 2021

The forty days of Lent, including the customs associated with the discipline of sacrifice, came about in imitation of the period which Jesus spent in the desert immediately following his baptism and the announcement that...


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Heaven Can’t Wait

Heaven Can’t Wait

Speaker: | September 27, 2020

We might well wish for a little more of “heaven” right now. It would be so nice to be able to look forward to a place where there is no Covid, no politics, no racism,...


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All You Need Is Love!

All You Need Is Love!

Speaker: | September 06, 2020

The truth is, as Christians, our track record on keeping the simplest of commandments: Love your neighbor as yourself is rather dismal. We often act as if Jesus’ core teaching was merely a polite suggestion.


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Choppy Waters

Choppy Waters

Speaker: | August 09, 2020

Being crammed together in a small boat which is tossing on stormy waters seems to be about as good a metaphor to describe our current existence as anything, The question is, how can we deal...


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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...


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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...


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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,...


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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...


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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...