The Book of Job: (Un)Hinged

The Book of Job: (Un)Hinged

Job 15:1-35S Today’s scripture reading is interspersed throughout the sermon… After a week like this one, I think a little humor is in order. Since we’re talking about becoming unhinged today…and hinges are are usually connected to doors…...
The Book of Job: (Un)Happiness

The Book of Job: (Un)Happiness

Job 3:1-26 1 After this Job opened his mouth and cursed the day of his birth. 2 Job said: 3 “Let the day perish in which I was born, and the night that said,‘A man-child is conceived.’ 4 Let that day be darkness! May God above not seek it, or light shine on it. 5 Let...
Faith and Film VIII – The Two Popes

Faith and Film VIII – The Two Popes

Psalm 22:1-5 1 My God, my God, why have you forsaken me? Why are you so far from helping me, from the words of my groaning? 2 O my God, I cry by day, but you do not answer; and by night, but find no rest. 3 Yet you are holy, enthroned on the praises of Israel. 4 In...
Faith and Film VIII – Frozen 2

Faith and Film VIII – Frozen 2

John 3:1-8 1 Now there was a Pharisee named Nicodemus, a leader of the Jews. 2 He came to Jesus by night and said to him, “Rabbi, we know that you are a teacher who has come from God; for no one can do these signs that you do apart from the presence of God.” 3 Jesus...
Psummer of Psalms II – 149

Psummer of Psalms II – 149

Our scripture reading today is Psalm 149, but before we begin, I’d like to recognize a few milestones: Tomorrow is July 8th, which is the seventh anniversary of the day you voted to elect me as the pastor of First Presbyterian Church. I can always remember that...
Psummer of Psalms II – 44

Psummer of Psalms II – 44

Psummer of Psalms II – 44 Today’s scripture passage is Psalm 44. It’s a bit of a long one, so instead of reading it all at once, I’m going to split it up in parts, interspersed throughout the sermon. I invite you to follow along in your pew...
Faith and Film VII – Mary Poppins Returns

Faith and Film VII – Mary Poppins Returns

Jeremiah 29:11-13 11 For surely I know the plans I have for you, says the Lord, plans for your welfare and not for harm, to give you a future with hope. 12 Then when you call upon me and come and pray to me, I will hear you. 13 When you search for me, you will find...