Dan's Past Sermons
Dan is an on-staff pastor at Woodland Hills Church in St Paul, MN. Check out some of his past sermons here:
Miracles & Microscopes
Dan Kent shows us how faith & science can work together and complement one another. He then offers the “Unity of Consciousness” argument, then shows how the miracle of the self can ground our personhood, our dignity, our equality, and the wide range of amazing teachings of the Bible, like: prayer, immortality, free will, the Holy Spirit, and so much more!
One With Authority
Jesus spoke with authority, but what does this authority mean for today when we tend to distrust authority figures? Dan addresses why acting on Jesus’s teaching is so crucial to actually understanding what Jesus said. Jesus’s teachings are not merely facts we believe. They are deep truths we can only fully know when we live them out.
The Absurdity of Loneliness
Why didn’t Jesus leave us any of his own writings? The answer to this may shine a light on the profound loneliness crisis the world is experiencing…
We hunger for a bigger meaning than the world can possibly provide. In this sermon, Dan shows how only God can give us a “meant to be” that satisfies.
The Path is a Person
What does it mean to say “the way is relational” and “the path is a person”? In this sermon, Dan looks at the profound conclusion to the Sermon on the Mount.
A Different Kind of Fire
The world wants you to burn with RAGE. God wants us to burn with a different kind of fire: Agape Love.
The Absurdity of Judgement
We live in a system in which everyone judges themselves and each other and creates a hierarchy of those above and below them. Jesus came to confront and blow this system apart.
Life is Hard. We are Strong. God is Good.
How do we become the kind of person who heeds Jesus’ words on not worrying about our life? Dan Kent answers this question with three basic truths that can change how we face worrisome situations.
What Are You Looking At?
Jesus taught us that what we see is shaped by how our eyes are trained to see the world. If our eye is bad, our sight will be corrupted. We need good eyes to see the world rightly.
Beyond the Mirror
Our understanding of God is often controlled by our projections upon him. How, then, do we actually attain a more accurate picture of who he actually his? This sermon seeks to address this question by helping us think through our experiences of parenting and how those experiences influence our view of God’s nature.
When You Fast
What is fasting? Why should we do it? What does Jesus say about fasting? In this sermon, Dan Kent explores these questions, and wrestles with the practical implications of fasting in our world that is overcome by the pursuit of pleasure.
The “Perfect” Sermon
In this sermon, Dan Kent addresses what it means to be perfect, as Jesus instructed in Matthew 5:48. The answer may surprise you.