Category: Sermons

1/11/2015 Meekhof Lecture III Sermon: Rev. Dr. Michael Kinnamon – “Bold Humility”

Let’s start with a bold statement: The single biggest theological challenge facing the church in our era is not human sexuality, but how to understand the place of other faiths (Jews, Muslims, Buddhists, Hindus, Bahais…) in God’s plan of salvation. … Continue reading

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1/10/2015 Meekhof Lecture II : Rev. Dr. Michael Kinnamon – “The Case for Holy Envy”

During my years as a professor at Eden Theological Seminary in St. Louis, I had the privilege, on several occasions, of co-teaching a course on Jewish-Christian dialogue with Susan Talve, Rabbi of Central Reform Congregation (CRC). The course was set … Continue reading

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1/09/2015 Meekhof Lecture I: Rev. Dr. Michael Kinnamon – “The Love That Casts Out Fear”

This is not the first time I have spoken at Newport Presbyterian. Some of you may recall that I made a presentation to an adult forum in 2013 on the topic, “How can we deal with tough issues in Jewish-Christian … Continue reading

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1/04/2015 Sermon – “Exhale”

Ephesians 1:3-14 Jeremiah 31:7-14 This is a time for true confessions. (Suspense-filled organ chord sounds.) Well, it needn’t be that dramatic. With the anticipation of the holidays behind us, I suspect that most of us are greeting these final days … Continue reading

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12/24/2014 – “Homily”

Isaiah 9:2-7 Titus 2:11-14 Luke 2:1-20 Wow. So it all comes down to this. The almighty God; the one and only God; the One who can traverse the boundaries of space and time (far more easily than Dr. Who in … Continue reading

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12/21/14 – “Mary’s BFF : A Monologue”

Romans 16:25-27 Luke 1:46b-55 [Note: This monologue posits the existence of Mary’s best friend, a person of whom Scripture does not speak. The unnamed “BFF” is a resident of Nazareth during the time immediately preceding Jesus’ birth. All of the … Continue reading

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12/07/14 Sermon – “Bath Time”

Mark 1:1-8 2 Peter 3:8-15a Do you remember your first date with your beloved? I’m not talking about the first time you laid eyes on each other or even the first time you met. After attending our church’s regional gatherings … Continue reading

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11/30/14 Sermon – “Bus Stop”

Isaiah 64:1-9 Mark 13:24-37 Wait a minute.  What is this?  “The sun will be darkened, and the moon will not give its light, and the stars will be falling from heaven, and the powers in the heavens will be shaken. … Continue reading

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11/23/14 Sermon – “Who’s In Charge?”

The Grand Jury of St. Louis County, in Ferguson, Missouri, this coming week. The White House and Capitol Hill, last Thursday night. The Presbytery of Seattle – in this very sanctuary – last Tuesday afternoon. Assertions of authority, from left … Continue reading

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11/16/14 Sermon – “Thieves”

I Thessalonians 5:1-11 Matthew 25:14-30 “What’s mine is mine; and what’s yours… is mine, too!” What was Jesus thinking?  Just who was in the audience when he decided to present a parable comparing the relative performance of three different investment … Continue reading

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