Welcome to Faith Aloud

This is the beginning of a new blog.  Many of our congregants have asked me for written transcripts of my sermons.  I write my sermons to be heard, not to be read by others.  The manuscripts are incomplete essays – I often leave spaces or write notes like “tell story” or “watch congregation reaction and respond” rather than full text.  Sometimes the sermon I give doesn’t match the sermon I’ve written.  For sure, each of you hear the sermon differently than what I have on the written page. 

As a professional writer, I take great care with what I publish and therefore, I simply don’t have the time in my already packed week as your minister to edit my sermons for publication.  On this blog though, I will post the opening words, and a sermon except each week.  I may also use this blog to share thoughts about what is happening in our world or here in Reston.  I hope you’ll check it out and share it with others.

Blessings to you all.