Click to listen to Part 2 in the Progressive Christianity series. In this message, Rev. Wheeler ties together MLK, Jr.’s legacy and some ancient Christian communities who were wrestling with what it means to be faithful. “Faithfulness takes practice,” Wheeler asserts. Based on James 2:8-17.
Click to listen to part 1 in this new series on Progressive Christianity. Rev. Wheeler argues that Progressive Christianity is actually a very ancient, historically grounded expression of the Christian faith by exploring the sacrament of Baptism. Based on Matthew 3:13-17.
Rev. Wheeler preached this sermon today based on the brotherly murder story of Cain and Abel from Genesis 4 at Phillips Theological Seminary. It was geared for his classmates but he thought some of you might enjoy hearing how preachers “preach” to one another as well as wrestling with this story of violence— especially as current events find our nation on the brink of war.
Click to listen to Rev. Wheeler’s message from Jan. 5, 2020 based on John 1:1-18. “The glory of God is a human fully alive,” he asserts. Learning to respect the inherent dignity of each and every person is a challenging endeavor, but one followers of Jesus are called to pursue.
Click to listen to Rev. Wheeler’s Christmas Eve message. He suggests that the manger could have been inside the living room of the host family that first Christmas night. What ramifications does this have for the hospitality we offer the “guests” in our lives?
Click to listen to Rev. Wheeler’s sermon from today based on Luke 1:46-55 (Mary’s Magnificat). “The Marys of this world and those whose ears can hear the joyful song of the Kin-dom of God must lead the way in the work of God’s justice,” he contends.
Click to listen to Rev. Wheeler’s message that celebrated the Advent theme of hope. “Hope means doing the next right thing while noticing how it connects to the next right thing your neighbor is doing.” Along the way, he describes how this text from Matthew 24:36-44 has been distorted by the American “rapture” theory. “Hope means staying grounded,” he says. “Not flying away.”
Click to listen to this recording from today of Mr. Garrett King offering this timely message based on Psalm 46.