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

Register for Children & Youth Programming

Do you have kids ranging from birth to 12th grade? You’ve come to the right place. This booklet is a one-stop shop that will make it a cinch to enroll your children and youth in Plymouth’s fall programs designed just for them. First, download this PDF document: 2018-19 Plymouth Programming for Children & Youth. Then... Read More

Plymouth’s Got Talent!

We all know that the Plymouth congregation is incredibly talented, filled with intelligent, clever, artistic people, sometimes hiding in plain sight! We would love to know about your talents and find ways to get you better involved in the Arts@Plymouth through those gifts. Please take a few moments to complete our online survey, or pick... Read More

Why Worship? A Summer Series

It is the single most important thing that we do at Plymouth Church. We do it every single week. I like to think we do it pretty well. But we rarely talk about it. Why do we worship? Exactly what are we trying to accomplish? And could we do it more effectively? I look forward... Read More

Church: Why Bother?

  When I was graduating from college, every student in the Department of Biblical and Religious Studies was given a copy of the book Church: Why Bother? We were Christian college students. We had just spent four years studying the Bible and theology. But it still seemed like a pertinent question: Why bother with church?... Read More

Asking the Right Questions: Philippians 2: 1-13

  When I really learned how to preach—I mean the exact “Ah-ha!” moment—it was while working with this text. Something one of my seminary professors had been trying to tell me finally clicked into place. I now consider it the sine qua non of good preaching. Are you ready for it? Here it is: The... Read More

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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

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