Archive for September, 2018

Who Is God? Who Are We?

  We People of the Promise. And when the promise comes to pass—when God delivers God’s people—that is a moment you do not soon forget. Hence our reading for this week: the story of God’s deliverance of Israel at the Red Sea. Exodus 14:1-14, 19-29, 31  Then the Lord said to Moses: 2‘Tell the Israelites to turn back... Read More

People of the Promise: Bad Theology Edition

  We are People of the Promise. But the promise of God is a peculiar thing. It can lead you to some unexpected places. In Joseph’s case, the promise seemed to put him in prison. But God wasn’t finished with Joseph yet. Genesis 39:1-23 Now Joseph was taken down to Egypt, and Potiphar, an officer... Read More

Job Opportunity

Plymouth is seeking the perfect applicant to fill its Transition into Ministry (TiM) program coordinator position. To read the full job description, click here. Applications are due by Sept. 25, 2018.... Read More

The Journey Is Our Home (Genesis 12:1-9)

  We are People of the Promise. God makes promises to us and that shakes things up. It sets things in motion. When God comes making a promise, you know your life will never be the same. Just ask Sarai and Abram. Genesis 12:1-9 Now the Lord said to Abram, “Go from your country and your kindred... Read More

People of the Promise

Happy September and welcome back to the blog! Join me here each week for reflections on the Narrative Lectionary text. Together we will get ready to get more out of worship. First, let me say a little about the fall. We are People of the Promise, and that will be our focus for the next... Read More

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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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