Here is an audio recording of the sermon I preached at the Gathering for Worship in the Liturgical Tradition in Plain City, OH, on Saturday, June 13, 2015. It is titled “The Secret of the Kingdom” and is just over fifteen minutes long. The focus of the sermon was Jesus’ use of the short stories called parables in his teaching, particularly about the kingdom of God, and the ongoing value of parables for Christian discipleship today. It is based on the Gospel reading for the day, Mark 4:1-34. Click on the reference to read the passage in a separate window. For more information about “the gathering,” click on the tab for “A Gathering for Worship in the Liturgical Tradition” on the bar under the picture above.