Pre-Thanksgiving Sermon 2016


Hi all,

This sermon looks at the Thanksgiving challenge before us.

This Thursday, many of us will be gathering together with family members who voted in the opposite direction as we did. Many of us will be entering into family realities that reflect the polarization of our nation as a whole. 

How would Jesus have us live with people who we may feel have a vision for our society that is fundamentally opposed to ours - or who we may even feel have betrayed us? What is the way forward for us as families split over the election? What is the way forward for us as a nation?

I hope this is helpful. Feel free to pass it along anywhere you want if you find it a useful addition to the ongoing conversation.



2016 Post-Election Sermon


Hi friends,

It's me, Allen. My sabbatical is over, I'm back to preaching at MACC, and there is a lot going on in our country right now. 

The sermon I preached this past Sunday is a response to what has been going on in our nation since the election last Tuesday. At MACC, the sermon was followed by a long period of discussion. 

Please take a listen to these thoughts. And if you feel they are helpful, feel free to share them with anyone.

Blessings to you all,