Tuesday, September 29, 2009

A Different World Is Possible

Clifton Kirkpatrick
Visiting Professor of Ecumenical Studies and Global Ministries

September 18, 2009
Amos 5: 21-24
Mark 1: 14-20

Some say that Calvin and parties don’t mix, but Louisville Seminary needs to celebrate our roots in the reformed tradition. Professor Kirkpatrick considers Calvin, his message, and how we can interpret that message in today’s world. Listen to the sermon. Read the sermon outline in PDF.

Monday, September 28, 2009

Reflections on 9-11

Cláudio Carvalhaes
Assistant Professor of Worship and Preaching

September 11, 2009

Professor Carvalhaes reflects on the changes in the world caused by the events of September 11, 2001. Listen to the sermon.

Thursday, September 17, 2009

The Humanism of Jesus

Douglas L. Gragg
Professor of Bibliography and Research
Director of Library and Information Technology Services

September 9, 2009
Mark 2:21-3:5

Humanism is decried by some today as an enemy of Christian faith, but the truth is that Jesus’ teaching was profoundly humanistic. He was prepared, in fact, to set aside anything—even cherished religious beliefs and customs—that stood in the way of human good. Opposition to humanism may well be one of the best ways available today to reject the values about which Jesus cared the most. Listen to the sermon. Read the sermon in PDF.

Wednesday, September 9, 2009

The Hoarfrost of Heaven

This Senior Sermon was preached on April 11, 2007, but the giver, Amy Pemberton graduated in 2009. Amy is a Unitarian Universalist.

Job 38:1-33

At their best, science and religion can challenge each other’s blind spots, so that we might all see better the way before us. Read the sermon in PDF.

Tuesday, September 8, 2009

Be Perfect! Really?!? How perfect?

Karin Wright, Presbyterian, preached this Senior Sermon during the Spring 2009 term.

Matthew 5:38-48

How perfect do I have to be? That's the question that every kid in confirmation always wants to know. If we're honest, we want to know too. Isn't it hard enough just to try our best? Why do we have to be perfect? Read the sermon in PDF.

Friday, September 4, 2009

Pick up! Your phone is ringing!

This senior sermon was presented in Caldwell Chapel on April 29, 2009 by Catherine E. Crandell, non-denominational.

James 5:13-16 (The link is to the NRSV, but Catherine used The Inclusive Bible for her sermon.)

We want what we want, and we want it now – or maybe even yesterday. Yet God doesn’t always do what we want God to do when we want God to do it. Read the sermon in PDF.