Archive for April, 2019

Keeping Up

  “Get up; kill and eat!” I have never seen a cross stitch made from this particular piece of Scripture; I doubt it makes many people’s lists of inspirational quotations. But something significant happens in this very strange story. God is breaking the early church wide open. Acts 10:1-17, 34-48 In Caesarea there was a... Read More

Plymouth Easter Gifts Support Our Just Peace Covenant

Honoring the Plymouth Just Peace Covenant, the Easter Special Offering will be gifted to the following initiatives and non-profit organizations serving Des Moines Metro people, who are most in need and striving for social and/or economic justice. The projects selected for this year’s gifts are: Family Promise of Greater Des Moines – The funds will... Read More

Holy Week at Plymouth Church

  I WILL be preaching on Palm Sunday and Easter. And on both Sundays I will continue to talk about the motto of Plymouth Church: We agree to differ. We resolve to love. We unite to serve.  I know I tend to repeat myself, but some things bear repeating. Holy Week is better experienced than explained... Read More

The Least of These? (Matthew 25:31-46)

  All through the season of Lent, I have been inviting the people of Plymouth to ponder our motto: We Agree to Differ. We resolve to Love. We Unite to Serve.  From now through Easter, I am preaching a series of sermons on the meaning of membership at Plymouth Church. Each sermon will have two texts: the Scripture... Read More


Beloved: The Season of Epiphany at Plymouth Church

  I have some travel coming up and so weekly blogging is on semi-hiatus. But I want to a little table-setting for the season of Epiphany. I want to give you a word for the beginning of 2020: Beloved. Can you see yourself as God’s Beloved? In Epiphany we will explore that question. The word... Read More

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