Category: Recent Sermons

Courage! Courage and Faith!

COURAGE! COURAGE AND FAITH!
a sermon by the Reverend Paul Oakley
11:00 AM, Sunday, May 12, 2019

 

There is a scene in Merchant Ivory’s film adaptation of EM Forster’s novel A Room with a View, after Lucy Honeychurch and Young Mr. Emerson kiss on … read more.

Easter Flower Service

EASTER REFLECTION
by the Reverend Paul Oakley
11:00 AM, Sunday, April 21, 2019

In 1987-1988, I lived in Frankfurt, West Germany, still separated from eastern Germany by an economic ideology and an Iron Curtain. I lived that year on the fourteenth floor of a dormitory of Goethe … read more.

Celebration and Harmony

CELEBRATION AND HARMONY
– The Sixth Source –
a sermon by the Reverend Paul Oakley
11:00 AM, Sunday, April 14, 2019

When I was in graduate school the first time, back in the
mid-1980s, one of my professors in the English Department at Eastern Illinois
University … read more.

Save the Cheerleader, Save the World!

SAVE THE CHEERLEADER, SAVE THE WORLD!
a sermon for Purim by the Reverend Paul Oakley
11:00 AM, Sunday, March 17, 2019

In the 2006-2007 school year, Walter and I hosted a couple
of high school foreign exchange students in our home in Mt. Vernon, Illinois.
Friedrich was … read more.

Heeding Science and Avoiding Idolatries

HEEDING SCIENCE AND AVOIDING IDOLATRIES
– The Fifth Source of Our Living Tradition –
a sermon by the Reverend Paul Oakley
11:00 AM, Sunday, March 10, 2019

This is the sixth in
a series of eight sermons I am preaching this year on the … read more.