“Following Wisdom” by Rev. Daniel Pryfogle

Dear Church: I was unsettled by a recent article by a Catholic priest about the sexual abuse that is rocking the church. He wrote of understanding both “the church’s troubled history and its divine mission” and spoke of holding these “two realities in ongoing tension.” His conclusion, paraphrasing someone else,...

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“In Our Times” by Rev. Stephanie Cooper

Yesterday, like many of you, I was engrossed with the Kavanaugh hearings. Throughout much of the day, I had the hearings on as I drove around from meeting to meeting and on my computer as I sent emails and worked on budget requests. The decisions made by the Senate will...

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“All in One” by Rev. Dr. Larry Bethune

Listen to the sermon from Sunday, September 11, 2016 titled “All in One” by Rev. Dr. Larry Bethune.     Back in my seminary days I signed up for a clinical trial of a new blood pressure medication sponsored by Squibb Pharmaceuticals in Princeton.  They paid $600 for me to...

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“Something Greater Than You” by Rev. Dr. Larry Bethune

Listen to the sermon from Sunday, September 4, 2016 titled “Something Greater Than You” by Rev. Dr. Larry Bethune.   Almost every church I know bends over backwards to make following Jesus easy.  Nothing is expected.  Nothing is required.  “Come as you are,” we say.  Would could be stranger to...

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“Where’s the Lord?” by Rev. Dr. Larry Bethune

Listen to the sermon from Sunday, August 28, 2016 titled “Where’s the Lord?” by Rev. Dr. Larry Bethune.     Jeremiah is known as “the weeping prophet” because of his self-reflective laments anticipating modern psychotherapy.  But in our passage today, it is God who is whining and weeping.  “What wrong...

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“Habits” by Rev. Stephanie Cooper

  Listen to the sermon from Sunday, August 7, 2016 titled “Habits” by Rev. Stephanie Cooper.   Aristotle once said, “We are what we repeatedly do. Excellence then, is not an act, but a habit.” Excellence is not a single act, but a habit that we create.   And some habits...

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