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2017 Downtown Sermons

12/31 – Rev. Paterson (no transcript; podcast available)
12/24 CHRISTMAS EVE – Rev. Paterson – Christmas is Risky Business
12/24 ADVENT 4 – Rev. Lynn – Waiting For Emmanuel: Stay Open to God
12/17 ADVENT 3 – Rev. Lynn – Waiting For Emmanuel: Seek the Light
12/10 ADVENT 2 – Rev. Lynn – Waiting For Emmanuel: Be Prepared
12/3 ADVENT 1 – Rev. Lynn – Waiting For Emmanuel: Keep Awake
11/26 – Rev. Roth (no transcript; podcast is available)
11/19 – Rev. Paterson – What Do You Have?
11/12 – Rev. Paterson – Your Bishop is a Basket Case and Invites Us to be as Well
11/5 – Rev. Paterson – Unlikely Saint
10/29 – Rev. Lynn – This Is A Test
10/22 – Rev. Paterson – Faith On the Grow: Heaven on Earth
10/15 – Rev. Lynn – Waiting In Hope
10/8 – Rev. Paterson – Faith On the Grow: People On the Grow
10/1 – Rev. Paterson – Faith On the Grow: From Believing to Loving
9/24 – Rev. Roth (no transcript; podcast is available)
9/17 – Rev. Paterson – Faith On the Grow: When Correct Beliefs Aren’t Enough
9/10 – Rev. Paterson – Time to Move
9/3 – Rev. Lynn, Hal & Laurie Brannan, and Saroya & Dawn Cicero – Living Church: Witness
8/27 – Rev. Paterson – Liar, Liar
8/20 – Rev. Paterson – What I Did on Summer Vacation
8/13 – Rev. Lynn & Amanda Williams – Living Church: Prayer
8/6 – Rev. Lynn & Emma Throm – Living Church: Service
7/30 – Rev. Lynn & Jim Higdon – Living Church: Gifts
7/23 – Rev. Lynn & Shonagh Chimbira – Living Church: Presence
7/16 – Rev. Paterson – Jesus Said What?!? Be Perfect
7/9 – Rev. Paterson – Jesus Said What?!? Some Things Should Not be Taken Literally
7/2 – Rev. Paterson – Jesus Said What?!? Name Calling is Never Becoming
6/25 – Rev. Paterson – Jesus Said What?!?
6/18 – Rev. Kelly Nieman Anderson (no transcript available; podcast is available)
6/11 – Rev. Lynn – Sounds of Silence
6/4 – Lay Worship – Reflections offered by Carrie Throm and Michael Haithcock are available in podcast form (no transcript available)
5/28 – Rev. Paterson – Glimpse of Glory
5/21 – Chancel Choir offering of Mozart’s “Mass in c minor” (no transcript available; no podcast available)
5/14 – Children’s Music Ministry offering of “Table for Five…Thousand!”, written by Tom S. Long and Allen Pote (no transcript available; no podcast available)
5/7 – Rev. Lynn – God Loves You and …
4/30 – Rev. Roth (no transcript; podcast is available)
4/23 – Youth Worship (no transcript; podcast is available)
4/16 – EASTER – Rev. Paterson – Grounded in Faith
4/9 – Rev. Paterson – Grounded in Joy & Sorrow
4/2 – Rev. Paterson – Grounded in Hope
3/26 – Rev. Paterson – Grounded: You Are What God Sees
3/19 – Rev. Lynn – Grounded in Community  (no podcast is available)
3/12 – Rev. Lynn – Grounded to Take Risks
3/5 – Rev. Paterson – Grounded: Knowing Whose You Are
2/29 – Rev. Paterson – When Faith Meets Life: The Economic Community
2/19 – Rev. Paterson – Conversation with Mary McClusky (no transcript; podcast is available)
2/12 – Rev. Lynn – When Faith Meets Life: The World Community
2/5 – Rev. Paterson – When Faith Meets Life: The Social Community
1/29 – Rev. Paterson – When Faith Meets Life: The Nurturing Community
1/22 – Rev. Paterson – When Faith Meets Life: The Political Community
1/15 – Rev. Paterson – When Faith Meets Life: The Natural World
1/8 – Rev. Paterson – Planted and Watered
1/1 – Rev. Lynn – Liminal Space

2016 Downtown Sermons

12/25 – CHRISTMAS DAY – Rev. Paterson – Living Our Expectation
12/18 – ADVENT 4 – Rev. Paterson – Christmas Through the Eyes of Isaiah: Expecting a New Relationship
12/11 – ADVENT 3 – Choir presentation of Bach’s Christmas Concerto (no transcript or podcast)
12/4 – ADVENT 2 – Rev. Paterson – Christmas Through the Eyes of Isaiah: Expecting a New Way
11/27 – ADVENT 1 – Rev. Paterson – Christmas Through the Eyes of Isaiah
11/20 – Rev. Paterson – Give to Live
11/13 – Rev. Paterson – Live to Give
11/6 – Rev. Lynn – Our Cloud of Witnesses
10/30 – Rev. Lynn – Short-Sighted
10/23 – Rev. Paterson – Church, State, and Immigration
10/16 – Rev. Paterson – Church, State, and Economics
10/9 – Rev. Paterson – Church, State, and the Second Amendment
10/2 – Rev. Paterson – Church, State, and the Environment
9/25 – Rev. Roth (no transcript or podcast)
9/18 – Rev. Paterson – Church, State, and Education
9/11 – Rev. Paterson – Church & State
9/4 – Rev. Lynn – Labors of Love
8/28 – Rev. Paterson – Do You Thirst?
8/21 – Rev. Roth (no transcript; podcast is available)
8/14 – Rev. Lynn – Touchstones in Faith
8/7 – Rev. Lynn – Compassion: The View From the Other Side
7/24 – Rev. Paterson – Smarter, Not Safer
7/17 – Rev. Paterson – Signs of the Time
7/10 – Rev. Paterson – Thank God for Original Sin
7/3 – Rev. Lynn – Called to Freedom
6/26 – Rev. Lynn – On the Road Again
6/19 – Rev. Paterson – Like Father, Like Son
6/12 – Lay Led Worship (no transcript)
6/5 – Rev. Paterson – Live Free
5/29 – Rev. Paterson – Tomb and Table
5/22 – Children’s Musical Presentation at 9:30am (no transcript or podcast)
Rev. Paterson at 11:15am – In Need of a Personal Assistant
5/15 – Choir Presentation (no transcript or podcast)
5/8 – Rev. Lynn – That They May Be As One?
5/1 – Rev. Roth (no transcript; podcast is available)
4/24 – Youth Worship (no transcript; podcast of senior reflections is available)
4/17 – Rev. Paterson – Roman or Catholic
4/10 – Rev. Paterson – Flash-Mob Worship
4/3 – Rev. Lynn – Doubt and/or Belief
3/27 – EASTER SUNDAY – Rev. Paterson – The Cause
3/20 – Rev. Paterson – Rebels With a Cause: Martin Luther King, Jr.
3/13 – Rev. Paterson – Rebels With a Cause: John Wesley
3/6 – Rev. Lynn – Rebels With a Cause: Frances Willard
2/28 – Rev. Paterson – Rebels With a Cause: St. Francis
2/21 – Rev. Paterson – Rebels With a Cause: Martin Luther
2/14 – Rev. Paterson – Rebels With a Cause: St. Valentine
2/7 – Rev. Paterson – Ignorantly and Wonderfully Bold
1/31 – Rev. Lynn – Real Bodies: Ethical ConsumptionResources on Food and Forced Labor
1/24 – Rev. Lynn – Real Food: Sustainable EatingResources on Food Safety and Sustainability
1/17 – Rev. Lynn – Real Hunger: Food Insecurity   |  22 Baby Steps to Feed the Hungry
1/10 – Rev. Paterson – Inspiration Through Organization
1/3 – Rev. Lynn – Star Light, Star Bright

2015 Downtown Sermons

12/27 – Rev. Paterson – No Returns
12/24 – CHRISTMAS EVE – Rev. Paterson – Up for Adoption
12/20 – No sermon; the children presented their Christmas musical, “Why the Chimes Rang”
12/13 – Rev. Paterson – I Wasn’t Expecting That: Is This What it Means to be Favored?
12/6 – Rev. Paterson – I Wasn’t Expecting That: War & Peace
11/29 – Rev. Paterson – I Wasn’t Expecting That: Is There Destruction Ahead?
11/22 – Rev. Lynn – Wisdom From Wesley: Give All You Can
11/15 – Rev. Lynn – Wisdom From Wesley: Save All You Can
11/8 – Rev. Lynn – Wisdom From Wesley: Earn All You Can
11/1 – Rev. Paterson – Weep and Give Thanks
10/25 – Rev. Roth (no transcript; podcast is available)
10/18 – Rev. Paterson – Disruptive Christianity: The Greatest Disruptive Force
10/11 – Rev. Paterson – Disruptive Christianity: Give It Away
10/04 – Rev. Paterson – Disruptive Christianity: When No One is Left Out
9/27 – Rev. Paterson – Disruptive Christianity: Your Sin is No Worse than Mine
9/20 – Rev. Paterson – Disruptive Christianity: The Power of Servanthood
9/13 – Rev. Paterson – Disruptive Christianity
9/6 – Rev. Lynn – Just Say NoYes: Martha
8/30 – Rev. Lynn – Just Say NoYes: Mary
8/23 –  Rev. Paterson – The Road to Character
8/16 – Rev. Paterson – What I Learned On My Summer Vacation
8/9 – Rev. Roth (no transcript; podcast is available)
8/2 – Rev. Lynn – To Become Like A Child: Play and Laughter
7/26 – Rev. Lynn – To Become Like A Child: Body Talk
7/19 – Rev. Lynn – To Become Like A Child: The Eyes Have It
7/12 – Rev. Mark Spaw (no transcript available; no podcast available)
7/5 – Rev. Lynn – To Become Like A Child: Forgiveness (no podcast is available)
6/28 – Rev. Dr. Al Bamsey (no transcript; podcast is available)
6/21 – Rev. Lynn – To Become Like A Child: Wonder
6/14 – Rev. Lynn – To Become Like A Child: Trust
6/7 – Rev. Lynn – Just the Beginning – Confirmation Sunday
5/31 – Dr. Karambu Ringera (no transcript; podcast is available)
5/24 – Rev. Paterson – You Can’t Handle the Truth
5/17 – Chancel Choir offering of Haydn’s “Lord Nelson Mass in d minor” (no transcript/podcast available)
5/10 – Laity Sunday (no transcript; podcast of reflection shared by Carole DeHart is available)
5/3 – Rev. Roth (no transcript; podcast is available)
4/26 – Youth Worship (no transcript; podcast of senior reflections is available)
4/19 – Rev. Lynn – Resurrection Sightings
4/12 – Rev. Paterson – Thomas: My Kind of Saint
4/5 – EASTER SUNDAY – Rev. Paterson – The Good Road Convoy
3/29 – PALM SUNDAY – Rev. Lynn – CrossRoads
3/22 – Rev. Paterson – The Good Road Takes Us Where We Need to Go, Not Necessarily Where We Want to Go
3/15 – Rev. Paterson – The Good Road — Are We There Yet?
3/8 – Rev. Lynn – The Rules of the Good Road
3/1 – Rev. Paterson – The Good Road Has No Cul-de-Sac
2/22 – Rev. Paterson – The Good Road is Not Always Smooth
2/15 – Rev. Paterson – It is Good For Us to be Here, However…
2/8 – Rev. Maidstone Mulenga (no transcript; podcast is available)
2/1 – Rev. Lynn – And Again or Not Yet: An Afterword
1/25 – Rev. Paterson – Beginning Again: Dream
1/18 – Rev. Paterson – Beginning Again: Getting Past Your Past
1/11 – Rev. Paterson – Beginning Again: Remember Whose You Are
1/4 – Rev. Lynn – A New Direction

2014 Downtown Sermons
12/28 – Rev. Paterson – We Weren’t Expecting That!
12/21 – Rev. Lynn – Holy Preparations: Reclaiming Love
12/13 (at Green Wood) – Rev. Lynn – Holy Preparations: Reclaiming Light
12/07 – Rev. Lynn – Holy Preparations: Reclaiming Hope for the World
11/30 – Rev. Lynn – Holy Preparations: Reclaiming Awe, Reclaiming Peace
11/23 – Rev. Paterson – If Christ is King
11/16 – Rev. Paterson – Extravagant Generosity: Declarations of the Heart
11/9 – Rev. Paterson – Extravagant Generosity: Tithing is the Fruit of a Giving Heart
11/2 – Rev. Paterson – Extravagant Generosity: Legacies – DNA of the Heart
10/26 – Rev. Lynn – Extravagant Generosity: Visions and Hopes of the Heart
10/19 – Rev. Paterson – Extravagant Generosity: Relationships Matter
10/12 – Rev. Paterson – Extravagant Generosity: The Heart of Giving
10/5 – Rev. Paterson – Five Practices of Fruitful Congregations Revisited
9/28 – No Transcript (podcast available)
9/21 – Rev. Paterson – Balaam: Good Man or Bad Man?
9/14 – Rev. Paterson – Late to the Party: Eldad & Medad
9/7 – Rev. Lynn – Divine Calling: Aaron
8/31 – Rev. Paterson – When Lying is Good: Shiphrah and Puah
8/24 – Rev. Paterson – The Boy of Seven Sneezes
8/17 – Rev. Dunifon – Just Follow The Rules!
8/10 – Rev. Lynn – Questions of a Growing People: What Happens When We Die? (no podcast available)
8/3 – Rev. Lynn – Questions of a Growing People: Why Are People Mean?
7/27 – Rev. Lynn – Questions of a Growing People: What Does God Look Like?
7/20 – No Transcript (podcast available)
7/13 – No Transcript (podcast available)
7/6 – Rev. Lynn – Of Freedom and Fruit
6/29 – No Transcript (podcast available)
6/22 – No Transcript (podcast available)
6/15 – Rev. Lynn – Disciples of the Kingdom
6/8 – Rev. Paterson – Weird People
6/1 – Rev. Paterson – When Curiosity Meets the Living God
5/25 – Rev. Dunifon – Drawing Us In
5/18 – Youth Worship – No Transcript (podcast available)
5/11 – No Transcript (podcast available)
5/4 – No Transcript (podcast available)
4/27 – Rev. Lynn – Renewing Creation
4/20 – EASTER SUNDAY – Rev. Paterson – This I Believe
4/18 – GOOD FRIDAY – Rev. Lynn – On the Cross
4/13 – PALM SUNDAY – Rev. Paterson – The Perfect Storm
4/6 – Rev. Lynn – Jesus Wept
3/30 – Rev. Paterson – Bothered & Bewildered: Sight Without Seeing
3/23 – No Transcript (podcast available)
3/16 – Rev. Lynn – Bothered & Bewildered: Stuck in the Dark
3/9 – Rev. Paterson – Bothered & Bewildered: Do You Know Who You Are?
3/2 – Rev. Paterson – From Mystery to Method
2/23 – Rev. Paterson – Jesus, You’ve Got to be Kidding
2/16 – No Transcript (podcast available)
2/9 – No Transcript (podcast available)
2/2 – Rev. Paterson – To Be, With an Attitude
1/26 – Rev. Paterson – Called to a Deeper Faith
1/19 – No Transcript (podcast available)
1/12 – Rev. Paterson – New Year, New Life: Remember Your Baptism
1/5 – Rev. Lynn – Into the Light

2013 Downtown Sermons
12/29 – Rev. Paterson – Odd and Awed: Praise in the Midst of Suffering
12/22 – Rev. Paterson – Odd & Awed: Hope in the Midst of Hopelessness
12/15 – No Transcript – Chancel Choir presented Vivaldi’s “Magnificat in D”
12/8 – Rev. Lynn – Odd & Awed: Love in the Midst of Hate
12/1 – Rev. Paterson – Odd & Awed: Peace in the Midst of Conflict
11/17 – Rev. Lynn – Shaped By God
11/10 – Rev. Paterson – Defined by Generosity
11/3 – Rev. Paterson – On the Saints’ Foundation
10/27 – Rev. Paterson – Cultivating Contentment
10/20 – Rev. Lynn – Wisdom and Finance
10/13 – Rev. Paterson – When Dreams Become Nightmares
10/3 – No Transcript
9/29 – Rev. Paterson – How Can I Keep From Laughing?
9/22 – Logan Mehl-Laituri – A Sermon Honoring St. Maurice
9/15 – Rev. Lynn – How Can I Keep From Serving?
9/8 – Rev. Paterson – How Can I Keep From Singing?
9/1 – No Transcript
8/25 – Rev. Paterson – Unhackable
8/18 – No transcript
8/11 – Rev. Lynn – Lessons from Kenya: Gratitude, Simplicity, and Joy
8/4 – Rev. Lynn – Lessons from Kenya: Reclaimed!
7/28 – Faith Fowler – No transcript, but podcast is available
7/21 – Rev. Paterson – Sisters
7/14 – Rev. Paterson – Drive-by Missionaries
7/7 – Rev. Lynn – Kingdom People
6/30 – Rev. Paterson – Why Church? God’s Kingdom Needs You
6/23 – Rev. Paterson – Why Church? Where Head and Heart Walk Hand in Hand
6/16 – Rev. Paterson – Why Church? First Things First: Why God?
6/9 – Rev. Lynn – Why Church? Belonging to Believe
6/2 – Rev. Paterson – Why Church? – Confirmation Sunday
5/26 – Rev Paterson – War and Peace and Wisdom
5/19 – Laity Worship, with Reflections from Jordon Komoto, Amy Kennedy, and Ted Brokaw
5/12 – Rev. Paterson – Free to Reconcile
5/5 – No Transcript
4/28 – Rev. Paterson – FREE! Freedom and Responsibility
4/21 – No Transcript
4/14 – Rev. Paterson – FREE! Who’s Your Daddy?
4/7 – No Transcript
3/31 – EASTER SUNDAY – Rev. Lynn – Standing in the Light
3/24 – No sermon
3/17 – Rev. Paterson – FREE! Abraham: Every Theologian’s Hero
3/10 – Rev. Lynn – What’s in a Name?
3/3 – Rev. Paterson – FREE! The Highest Hypocrisy
2/24 – No Transcript
2/17 – No Transcript
2/10 – Rev. Paterson – FREE! Universal Grace
2/3 – Rev. Lynn – Mirror, Mirror
1/27 – Rev. Paterson – FREE! Conversion’s Journey
1/20 – Rev. Paterson – FREE! Righteous Anger
1/13 – No Transcript
1/6 – No Transcript

2012 Downtown Sermons
12/30 – Rev. Lynn – What Child Is This?
12/16 – Rev. Paterson – Extravagant Gifting: Loyalty
12/9 – Rev. Paterson – Extravagant Gifting: Forgiveness
12/2 – Rev. Paterson – Extravagant Gifting: Hope
11/25 – No Transcript
11/18 – Rev. Lynn – Gratitude in Light and Dark
11/11 – Rev. Paterson – James the Pragmatic: How to be a Rich Christian
11/4 – Rev. Paterson – James the Pragmatic: Saints Alive!
10/14 – Rev. Lynn – Feed My Sheep
10/7 – Rev. Paterson – James the Pragmatic: I Pledge Allegiance…
9/30 – Rev. Paterson – James the Pragmatic: A Good Toungue Lashing
9/23 – Rev Paterson – James the Pragmatic: Doing Trumps Believing
9/16 – Rev. Paterson – James the Pragmatic: Mercy Trumps Judgment
9/9 – Rev. Paterson – James the Pragmatic: My Kind of Heretic
9/2 – No Transcript
8/26 – Rev. Paterson – Dressed For Success
8/19 – Rev. Paterson – Making the Best of It
8/12 – Rev. Lynn – Know God: Antidote for a Weary Spirit
8/5 – Rev. Lynn – Do Good: Holy Anger and Social Change
7/29 – Rev. Lynn – Do No Harm: Live in Love
7/22 – Rev. Paterson – Walking in Rhythm
7/15 – No Transcript
7/8 – Rev. Lynn – Just An Ordinary Guy
7/1 – Rev. Paterson – But Wait! That’s Not All!
6/24 – Rev. Paterson – Too Big to Fail?
6/17 – No Transcript
6/10 – Rev. Lynn – Still Going
6/3 – Rev. Paterson – Never Too Young
5/27 – Rev. Paterson – Gift of the Holy Spirit
5/20 – No Transcript
5/13 – Rev. Paterson – Like Mother, Like God
4/29 – No Transcript
4/22 – Rev. Lynn – Forgive Us Our Trespasses
4/15 – Rev. Paterson – He Came, They Saw, We Believe
4/8 – Rev. Paterson – Life After Life
4/1 – Rev. Paterson – I Was There: Mary, the Mother of Jesus
3/25 – Rev. Paterson – I Was There: Barabbas
3/18 – Rev. Paterson – I Was There: Judas of Iscariot
3/11 – No Transcript
3/4 – Rev. Paterson – I Was There: Simon of Cyrene
2/26 – Rev. Paterson – I Was There: Caiaphas
2/19 – No Transcript
2/12 – Rev. Lynn – Knowing Whose We Are
2/5 – Rev. Paterson – For What it’s Worth
1/29 – Rev. Paterson – The Devil We Know
1/22 – Rev. Paterson – The Miracle of Miracles
1/15 – Rev. Paterson – The Making of a Prophet

2011 Downtown Sermons
12/11 – Rev. Paterson – The Seventh Wise Man
12/4 – Rev. Paterson – The Sixth Wise Man
11/27 – Rev. Paterson – The Fifth Wise Man
11/13 – Rev. Lynn – All Good Gifts
11/6 – Rev. Paterson – So You Want to Be A Saint
10/30 – Rev. Paterson – All God’s Children
10/23 – Rev. Paterson – So You Want to Be A United Methodist
10/16 – Rev. Paterson – So You Want to Be A Christian
10/2 – Rev. Lynn – At the Round Table
9/25 – Rev. Paterson – Race to Somewhere
9/18 – Rev. Paterson – Race to Nowhere
9/11 – Rev. Paterson – God of New Beginnings
9/4 – Rev. Roth – Is the Worker My Neighbor?
8/28 – Rev. Lynn – Tending the Soil
8/21 – Rev. Paterson – Divided We Stand: Climate Change
8/7 – Rev. Lynn – Getting Out of the Boat
7/24 – Rev. Lynn – Stories of the Kingdom
7/17 – Rev. Paterson – Divided We Stand: Immigration
7/10 – Rev. Paterson – Divided We Stand: Christian Economics
7/3 – Rev. Paterson – Divided We Stand: Biblical Interpretation
6/26 – Rev. Paterson – Divided We Stand: Abortion
6/19 – Rev. Paterson – Divided We Stand
6/12 – Rev. Lynn – For the Common Good
6/5 – Rev. Paterson – Your Story, Their Story, God’s Story
5/29 – Rev. Paterson – Away, But Not Gone
5/8 – Rev. Lynn – It Takes a Village
4/24 – Rev. Paterson – Love Wins
4/17 – Rev. Paterson – The World According to John: Courage for the Future
4/10 – Rev. Paterson – The World According to John: Jesus, My Friend
4/3 – Rev. Paterson – The World According to John: Do What Jesus Does
3/27 – Rev. Paterson – The World According to John: Jesus Was a Tenor
3/20 – Rev. Paterson – The World According to John: Living in a Material World
3/13 – Rev. Paterson – The World According to John
3/9 – Rev. Lynn – Ash Wednesday – Coming Home
2/27 – Rev. Lynn – “Holy Trust, Trusting Wholly”
2/13 – Rev. Paterson – “What If People Were More Important Than Institutions?”
2/6 – Rev. Paterson – “What If Having Questions Were More Important Than Having Answers?”
1/30 – Rev. Paterson – “What If Love Mattered More Than Sex?”
1/23 – Rev. Paterson – “What If Jesus Wanted to be Followed More Than Worshipped?”
1/2 – Rev. Lynn – “Another Road Home”

2010 Downtown Sermons
12/19 – Rev. Paterson – “Love — It’s the Reason”
12/12 – Rev. Paterson – “Joy — To Get Me Through the Tough Times”
12/5 – Rev. Paterson – “Peace…Not As the World Gives”
11/28 – Rev. Paterson – “Hope…Does It Take Audacity?”
11/21 – Rev. Paterson – “Walk This Way”
11/14 – Rev. Paterson – “First Things First”
11/7 – Rev. Paterson – “The Secret Life of a Saint”
10/24 – Rev. Lynn – “Of Breath and Bones”
10/17 – Rev. Paterson – “Sermon on the Mount Series: Are You Perfect Yet?”
10/3 – Rev. Paterson – “Sermon on the Mount Series: The Methodist Difference”
9/26 – Rev. Paterson – “Sermon on the Mount Series: With Blessings Like These…”
9/19 – Rev. Paterson – “Sermon on the Mount Series: “Are You Sure You Want to Be a Christian?”
9/5 – Rev. Lynn – “Turning Points”
8/29 – Rev. Paterson – “Embezzling the Divine”
8/22 – Rev. Paterson – “God’s Problem With Clergy”
8/1 – Rev. Lynn – “Unreasonable Discipleship”
7/18 – Rev. Paterson – “How Long, O Lord”
7/11 – Rev. Lynn – “New in the Neighborhood”
6/20 – Rev. Paterson – “Promise in the Midst of Chaos”
5/16 – Rev. Paterson – “May There Never Be Another Amos”
5/9 – Rev. Paterson – “Hosea: A Not Too Subtle Love”
5/2 – Rev. Paterson – “A Whale of a Tale”
4/25 – Rev. Paterson – “Making a Prophet”
4/4 Easter – Rev. Paterson – “Intentionally Christian: Waking to Promise”
3/28 – Rev. Paterson – “Intentionally Christian: More Than a Coincidence”
3/21 – Rev. Paterson – “Intentionally Christian: Looking Like Jesus”
3/14 – Rev. Paterson – “Intentionally Christian: More Than a Label”
3/7 – Rev. Paterson – “Intentionally Christian: The GIGO Effect”
2/14 – Rev. Paterson – “unChristian: Is the Church Close-Minded?”
2/7 – Rev. Paterson – “unChristian: Is the Church Insensitive?”
1/31 – Rev. Paterson – “unChristian: Is the Church Anti-Gay?”
1/24 – Rev. Paterson – “unChristian: Is the Church Hypocritical?”
1/17 – Rev. Paterson – “unChristian: Is the Church Getting it Wrong?”

2009 Downtown Sermons
12/20 – Rev. Paterson – “Not So Merry for Mary”
12/13 – Rev. Paterson – “What Honeymoon? The Story of Joseph”
12/6 – Rev. Paterson – “When God Gets in the Way: The Story of Herod”
10/25 – Rev. Paterson – “Wanting With Plenty”
10/18 – Rev. Paterson – “Imagine No Religion”
10/4 – Rev. Paterson – “Known”
9/27 – Rev. Paterson – “The Ubiquitous Here”
9/20 – Rev. Paterson – “The Eternal Now”
9/13 – Rev. Paterson – “Here! Now!”
8/30 – Rev. Paterson – “Blessed Are Those Who Do What Has to be Done”
8/23 – Rev. Paterson – “That’s What Friends Are For”
7/26 – Rev. Paterson – “Facing Giant Challenges”
7/19 – Rev. Paterson – “Non-Conformists Be”
7/5 – Rev. Paterson – “The Sin of Entitlement”
6/28 – Rev. Paterson – “Born to Serve”
6/7 – Rev. Paterson – “Re-think Church”
5/31 – Rev. Paterson – “Re-think Church”
5/23 – Rev. Paterson – “Re-think Church”
4/12 – Rev. Paterson – “Meeting God Again for the First Time: Learning to Live Loved”
4/5 – Rev. Paterson – “Meeting God Again for the First Time: In the Midst of Good and Evil”
3/29 – Rev. Paterson – “Meeting God Again for the First Time: Community”
3/22 – Rev. Paterson – “Meeting God Again for the First Time: Freedom”
3/15 – Rev. Paterson – “Meeting God Again for the First Time: Forgiveness”
3/8 – Rev. Paterson – “Meeting God Again for the First Time: Submission”
3/1 – Rev. Paterson – “Meeting God Again for the First Time: Revelation”
2/22 – Rev. Paterson – “The Ancient Future Church: Fasting”
2/15 – Rev. Paterson – “The Ancient Future Church: Fixed-Hour Prayer”
2/8 – Rev. Paterson – “The Ancient Future Church: Lectio Divina”
1/18 – Rev. Paterson – “Not Your Parent’s Christianity”

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“Revelation Reloaded”
A Sermon Series from Dr. John E. Harnish – July-September 2003
7/27 – “The End, The Beginning, and In-Between” Revelation 1:4-18, 11:15
8/10 – “Matrix on Horseback” Revelation 5:1-5, 6:1-11
8/17 – “666: Harry’s Forehead” Revelation 13:11-14:7
8/24 – “The Fight at Frodo’s Towers” Revelation 16:12-21, 19:11-1
9/7 – “Our Big, Fat Jesus Wedding” Revelation 21:1-8, 22:1-5, 17