August 25, 2019

Jeremiah 1:4-10

On the Sunday we celebrate those who teach and those who learn it's fitting to overhear God's call to a young boy named Jeremiah. The first thing we learn about Jeremiah is that he is child of destiny. “Before I formed you in the womb I knew you, and bef...

August 19, 2019

          Scholars call Isaiah 5:1–7 “The Song of the Vineyard,” but that begs the question, “Just what sort of song is it?” I appreciate the video interpretation we just saw, how the spare use of piano chords and plaintive plucking of a guitar string gives way to a mo...

August 14, 2019

Let's put on hair nets and feed 10,000 hungry people: 

August 12, 2019

          I’ve been ordained for nearly a quarter-century, and in that time, people have told me, in no uncertain terms, what they like and don’t like about worship. Some people like organs. Other people like guitars. Some people don’t like “political preaching.” Other...

August 8, 2019

Guest praise band leader Jennifer Lynn has a set of great songs lined up for us to sing this Sunday! For more details about Sunday school and worship, watch the video!

August 5, 2019

Hosea 11:1–11

          God and Israel have a troubled relationship, and the prophet Hosea likes to express the nature of that trouble with images drawn from troubled human families. Last week Hosea likened Israel to an adulterous wife and her God to a spurned and jealo...

August 1, 2019

Check out the video for what to expect this Sunday at 16 Hitt St.! 

July 29, 2019

Hosea 1:1-11

         People get married for lots of reasons. Some are better than others. “Because I’ve prayed about it, and I believe it’s God’s will,” is an excellent reason. If we ask God to help us find our car keys in early morning moments of frustration and...

July 21, 2019

It was the best of times. The nation was at peace. The economy was booming. The stores were closed on the Sabbath to incentivize worship attendance, and it worked! Houses of worship were filled to overflowing. 

No, it was the worst of times. In the sanctuaries they exto...

July 19, 2019

John Calvin was a refugee. Calvin, the theological father of the Presbyterian Church, was born in Noyon, France in 1509 and educated as an attorney. He settled in Paris, had a conversion experience, and became friends with a group of intellectuals who wanted to reform...

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