Welcome to GraceTalks
In a closet in my office is a high stack of paper, copies of every sermon I’ve ever given. I kept them on the advice of an elderly pastor who told me, when I first began preaching, that I should save my sermons and repeat them every three years, which he surmised was the working memory of the average congregant. Occasionally, when bored, I’ll reach into the stack, pull out a sermon, and read it, in order to see whether it is still fresh. It seldom is. What I discover instead is that I have moved on, that my experiences have caused me to think differently about God. And not just differently about God, but differently about what it means to be human, what it means to love, and what it means to believe.
The messages in this website reflect that evolution. I cheerfully jettison one year something I swore was true the year before. I suspect you have done the same. That is, if you have given faith any thought, which I suspect you have, since you’re visiting this website.
I invite you to sign up for the weekly messages I deliver at Fairfield Friends Meeting. There’s no cost, though a donation to defray the expense of maintaining a website is always appreciated. But whether you contribute or not, I hope the messages you read expand your mind, life, and spirit. For I believe God is honored not by the tired repetition of yesterday’s dogma, but by our efforts to be a new creation in a changed world. With that hope, I welcome you to this site.