Listen to the sermon from January 19, 2020, titled “First Love” by Rev. Amelia Fulbright.   When I was ordained to the ministry at First Baptist Austin, the pastor, Roger Paynter, gave me some advice that has stuck me with and I have returned to often. He said, to paraphrase, “When the going gets rough, […]

Continue reading

Listen to the sermon from January 5, 2020, titled “The Wise Ones” by Rev. Amelia Fulbright.   In his famous Christmas Oratorio, the poet W.H. Auden describes the post-Christmas let-down this way: ~from the poet W.H. Auden’s Christmas Oratorio, “For The Time Being” “Well, so that is that. Now we must dismantle the tree, Putting […]

Continue reading

“Peace in Progress” by Anna Strickland

Listen to the sermon from December 1 2019, titled “Peace in Progress” by Anna Strickland.   Does anyone remember the great “end of the world” scare of 2012? How about Y2K? That was my first end of the world scare. Was anyone around for Pat Robertson’s prediction the world would end in 1982? He tried […]

Continue reading