Favorite Sermons

Atheism(s)

ATHEISM(S), or,
What do people mean when they talk about the big stuff ? Part II
a sermon by the Reverend Paul Oakley
10:00 AM, Sunday, July 22, 2018

 

 

We talked last Sunday about the ways people mean different things by the word “God” … read more.

Theism(s)

THEISM(S), or,
What do people mean when they talk about the big stuff? (Part I)
a sermon by the Reverend Paul Oakley
10:00 AM, Sunday, July 15, 2018

 

 

After Anne’s reading of “That Which Holds All” and Wendy’s playing of “Summertime,” we could end … read more.

Widows’ Mites and Buried Treasure?

WIDOWS’ MITES AND BURIED TREASURE?
a sermon by the Reverend Paul Oakley
11:00 AM, Sunday, February 11, 2018

 

 

First-century Israel was a place and time of ferment and unrest. And in that place there was teacher and resister of the power of the foreign … read more.

Inclusion – Drawing the Circle Wider

INCLUSION: DRAWING THE CIRCLE WIDER
a sermon by the Reverend Paul Oakley
10:00 AM, Sunday, July 16, 2017

 

In my time as a chaplain at Christian Hospital in St. Louis, I worked alongside a young seminary graduate. He was in his mid-20s and had … read more.

Advent – What Are We Waiting For?

ADVENT – WHAT ARE WE WAITING FOR?
a sermon by the Reverend Paul Oakley
11:00 AM, Sunday, December 4, 2016

 

 

Last Sunday was the first Sunday of Advent, which for Western liturgical Christians generally occupies the period from the fourth Sunday before Christmas through … read more.

Black Lives Matter

BLACK LIVES MATTER
a sermon by the Rev. Paul Oakley
11:00 AM, October 11, 2015

 

 

October 4th last year was Yom Kippur, a holy day that is never for the faint of heart. That day I’d been in services and study groups of Central … read more.

Sexuality Education and Faith

SEXUALITY EDUCATION AND FAITH
a sermon by the Rev. Paul Oakley
10:00 AM, August 30, 2015

 

 

Do you remember when your quickly expanding young mind first received messages about sex, gender, sexuality, or sexual orientation? I have vague memories that I can’t quite place … read more.