Listen to the sermon from Sunday, November 27, 2016 titled “Stay Woke” by Rev. Dr. Larry Bethune.   “O house of Jacob,” cries Isaiah, “come, let us walk in the light of the Lord” (Isa 2:5).  Ironic, isn’t it, that we celebrate the coming of the light at the darkest time of the year?  Intentional, […]

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  Listen to the sermon from Sunday, November 20, 2016 titled “Cross Wise” by Rev. Dr. Larry Bethune. Gina and I just finished watching “The Crown,” a Netflix series about Queen Elizabeth II.  The acting is excellent, and the story enthralling as we watch a young woman’s personal identity slowly subsumed by her royal persona […]

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Listen to the sermon from Sunday, October 16, 2016 titled “Core Narrative” by Rev. Dr. Larry Bethune.     “Those are just words” I heard a public figure this week say of degrading comments he had made about a woman.  “Just words.”  As if words don’t matter.  As if words themselves were not a form […]

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Listen to the sermon from Sunday, October 2, 2016 titled “In God We Trust?” by Rev. Dr. Larry Bethune.   You know the old Chinese curse?  “May you live in interesting times!”  And though I’m not sure there have ever been any times that weren’t, our moment feels like a crisis, doesn’t it?  What’s going […]

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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 stay in a clinic over a long […]

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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 did your ancestors find in me that […]

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