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Sermons by Rev. Ben Daniel (Page 3)

Lose Your Self-Righteousness

Rev. Ben talks about the scarier side of the writings of John Calvin – the side that speaks of human “depravity”, and comes around to the perspective that in acknowledging our failings we open the door for Grace. Scripture: LUKE 18: 9-14

A Wider Embrace

On the eve of Indigenous People’s Day, Rev. Daniel reflects upon the treatment of Native Americans since the time of Columbus and relates it to the Spirit of inclusiveness as a Christian value. Scripture – Luke 17:11-19

Commissioning a Global Faith

Scripture: Matthew 28: 16-20 On the occasion of World Communion Sunday, Rev. Daniel reflects upon the history of the church’s response to this scripture, referred to as “The Great Commission” with the understanding that our faith is not limited to this one local congregation.

Pride and Patriotism

Preaching on September 11th, Rev. Ben discusses the brighter and darker sides of patriotism, and the ways in which our Christianity calls us to be citizens who recognize our country’s flaws and work to make our nation more fair, just, and caring.


In this sermon, Rev. Ben talks about the role of rules in organizations, including churches using the example of Jesus healing on the Sabbath, a violation of rules.

Necessary Divisions

Rev. Ben preaches on Jesus’ divisive statements in Luke 12:49, relating them to others who spoke the truth even when discord was likely: Robert Louis Stevenson, Mark Twain, and John Steinbeck.