I strongly believe in having hardcopy and electronic versions of every sermon available for those who cannot attend the service, and so that members can share the messages. I upload electronic copies of my sermons on my Google Drive and link them to Facebook. I currently have most of my sermons from January 2014 to the present posted.
This photo was taken in December 2014 on the capitol steps in Lansing. I was asked to preach about the so-called Religious Freedom Restoration Act by a group of college student activists. That speech can be viewed here.
Although we have explored podcasting and recording services in Midland, the congregation lacks the resources and personnel to maintain a weekly effort. I have, however, continued to explore media. For instance, I have created Powerpoint presentations for most of my sermons for the past 18 months. Here is one I used for an intergenerational service I led this past Thanksgiving (using an adaptation of the story Click, Clack, Moo). I also continue to explore various methods of recording.
For instance, in 2014, Jody and I drove to Raleigh NC to participate in the Rev. Dr. William Barber’s call for a Moral Monday march. I recorded a sermon on the trip that you can view here. I posted this sermon online the next day so the congregation could view it that Sunday. Jody recorded a recent sermon from December 4, 2016 that you can view here.