Richard Patt's sermons enable the reader/listener to perceive new truths in old stories. As one reads them, it might be tempting to challenge Patt's observations, to argue against him, to debate his approach. but one is never bored. Only "stirred up" at times.
Sermon titles, based on the gospel of Luke, include:
It's Okay To Stir Up God -- Luke 11:1-13
The Fear Of Taking The Plunge -- Luke 12:32-40
Sabotaging The Sabbath -- Luke 13:10-17
The Crux Of Being A Christian -- Luke 14:25-33
Nobody Owes You Anything -- Luke 17:5-10
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Richard W. Patt has served as pastor of Lutheran congregations in Ohio, Wisconsin, and Illinois, and now serves Catalina Lutheran Church, a diverse desert community of faith north of Tucson, Arizona. He has been a national leader in promoting the fine arts in churches as a member of the Board of Directors and Editorial Board of "Christianity and The Arts," a national quarterly magazine published in Chicago. Patt is also a professional watercolor artist whose work has been represented by Arlene Siegel Gallery, Santa Fe, New Mexico. His one-man exhibition "Places Of The Spirit In The Southwest" was shown for two months in central Manhattan at the gallery of Saint Peter's Church, New York City.