Archive for February, 2018

Some Things Are Worse Than Denial

  This week our text offers us a hard look in the mirror –if we are willing to see it. Peter denied Jesus three times. Who am I to think that I will do any better? Or do I care enough to even bother denying Jesus at all? John 18:12-27 12 So the soldiers, their officer,... Read More

It’s time to think scholarships!

The Marie Green Award is given each year to two outstanding high school seniors who have been actively involved in the life of Plymouth Church. ... Read More

Bring on the Feet!

After a brief, flu-related hiatus, this blog is back. And just in time: Bring on the feet!... Read More

See?

At face value, it is a pretty simple story: a man born blind is healed. But the more closely we read the story, the more complicated—and interesting!—it becomes. Who is truly blind? And who can really see? These are the questions we take up in the 9th chapter of John’s Gospel. John 9:1-41 As he... Read More

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Creation: The Story So Nice They Told It Twice! (Genesis 2)

  Our “Rooted in Creation” summer series continues with the second chapter of Genesis and an entirely different creation story. Genesis 2:4-25 4 These are the generations of the heavens and the earth when they were created. In the day that the Lord God made the earth and the heavens, 5when no plant of the field was yet in... Read More

BONUS BLOG POST: Climate Change, Science and Progressive Christian Snobbery

  Do you know the hardest thing about preaching –or, to be more precise, the hardest thing about writing a sermon? Discipline. The discipline to recognize that something you REALLY want to say does not, in fact, belong in the sermon. But do you know the best thing about having a blog? It gives me... Read More

Summer Program Guide 2019 is here!

Don’t miss a single piece of programming at Plymouth Church this summer! Our Summer Program Guide 2019 includes everything happening for every age. Pick up a copy in the church’s literature racks, or download a PDF copy by clicking here.... Read More

The Preaching of Paul and a Punk Rock Song: Acts 13 and 14

  This week’s Scripture reading reminds me of a punk rock song. No, seriously. Belfast’s own Stiff Little Fingers has a song called “Nobody’s Hero.” It’s a (loud, angry) reminder that human beings have a habit of trusting too much in mere mortals. But the thing is: you don’t need a punk rock song to... Read More

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