Author Archives: Pastor Kevin

About Pastor Kevin

I am a husband, father, pastor, teacher, scuba diver, reader, bike rider...in that order.

Discouragement

dis-cour-age-ment (dis-kerijment) noun; a loss of confidence or enthusiasm; dispiritedness I don’t think I have ever been depressed, or at least clinically depressed. But then again, isn’t that something a depressed person would say? Still, I don’t think I have … Continue reading

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It’s Never too Late for a New Beginning (Psalm 101)

(NOTE: This sermon was preached at Franklin Community Church on Sunday, February 21, 2021. Here is a video link to the entire virtual worship service that day. You can listen to the entire service or fast forward to the sermon.) … Continue reading

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Christian Nationalism is a Sin

The greatest challenge in the church in the United States today is Christian Nationalism that is steeped in white superiority. We witnessed first hand the results of Christian Nationalism through the attempted insurrection on January 6th. What a tragedy to … Continue reading

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It Takes a Community

This sermon was prepared this sermon for Christian Community Development’s “Locked in Solidarity Week.” This is a week (usually the first week in February) where churches and organizations focus on the mass incarceration problem in our country. My sermon talks … Continue reading

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An Alternative Society

A preached this sermon at Franklin Community Church on Sunday, January 24, 2021. The topic is really about the kingdom of God and traces what that means from Genesis to Revelation. If you would rather watch the sermon, here is … Continue reading

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I Survived

The week of January 24, 2021 I started feeling bad. To be honest, I thought it was my usual winter allergy attack. I felt really good on Tuesday, January 26th, but by 10pm that night I had a fever. On … Continue reading

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A Moment of Reflection

“Acknowledge and take to heart this day that the LORD is God in heaven above and on the earth below. There is no other” (Deuteronomy 4:39). “When the righteous thrive, the people rejoice; when the wicked rule, the people groan” … Continue reading

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I’m Glad I Don’t Live Here

Myself, and a team from my church, were in Tegucigalpa, Honduras the summer of 2009 when that country went through a political coup. In the middle of the night, the military helicoptered the president out of the country and out … Continue reading

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What Color is Jesus?

A question for all my white, conservative, evangelical friends: Have you ever walked into a black church and seen a painting or picture of a black Jesus? How did it make you feel? If you felt any awkwardness or discomfort … Continue reading

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The Radical, Relevant Message of Christmas (Luke 1:46-56)

It’s the Sunday before Christmas. This will be my 31st Sunday before Christmas sermon. How do you tell the same story 31 different times? The fact the Christmas Story is a timeless story, and a true story, and a story … Continue reading

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