2016-2017 Chapel Sermons


2016-2017 Chapel Sermons


Sermons delivered in Austin Presbyterian Theological Seminary's Shelton chapel during the 2016-2017 academic year.


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He was the one to redeem Israel
David White asks how proceed in a world we don't recognize in this final chapel sermon of the Spring 2017 semester. The Scripture reading was from Luke.

The believing self
Scripture readings were Psalm 16 and John 20: 19-29.

Jesus, and you, and the universe, and the other guy
In this post-Easter sermon, David Johnson reflects on the spirit of despair that can set in after Easter has come and gone. Scripture readings were Jeremiah 31:1-6 and Matthew 28:1-10.

Chapel sermon
This chapel sermon delivered on Lewis Donelson during lent is a meditation on the darkness of Lent. The Scripture readings were Psalm 130 and John 11:20-44.

Not to be served, but to serve
This sermon was delivered by visiting United Methodist Bishop Robert Schnase on March 28, 2017. The Scripture reading was Mark 10:35-45.

You have no bucket, and the well is deep
Blair Monie observes the ways in which the 'water' themes running through the bible are both literal and spiritual. Scripture readings were Exodus 19:1-7 and John 4:5-15, 19-26.

Chapel Sermon
Eric Wall reflects on wilderness, word, and song in this music and poetry interspersed homily. The Scripture reading was Matthew 4:1-11.

How clear is our vocation
Ash Wednesday sermon delivered by Jen Lord. Scripture readings were Isaiah 58:1-12, 2 Corinthians 5:20b-6:10, Matthew 6:1-6, 16-21.

Holiness code
Whit Bodman reflects on God's mandate that "You shall be holy." Scripture readings were taken from Leviticus 19:1-2, 9-18 and Matthew 5:38-48.

These Times Dare You to be a Friend
Sermon delivered by Joseph Parker on February 14, 2017 during a service commemorating the life and witness of the Rev. Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. The Scripture readings were Proverbs 17:17 and John 15:9-17.
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