“To Stop Whiteness from Trembling”

Pharaoh trembled at the growing Hebrew population; at the thought that these slaves might realize their oppression and realize their power. He demanded that the Egyptians throw all of the Hebrew baby boys into the Nile River. Herod trembled at the report from the eastern scholars of a child who had been born King of…

We Will Not Fear?

(Below is an excerpt from last Sunday’s sermon on Psalm 46. You can find the full sermon here.) According to the psalmist, God’s presence with us now, our knowledge of God’s presence with God’s people–Jacob and others–in the past–this means that we do not need to be afraid. The psalm opens with these words of…

Call to Worship–Psalm 46

Call to Worship (based on Psalm 46): The earth shakes, the mountains quake — tempting our hearts to fear. God is our refuge and strength, a very present help in trouble. Storms rage, winds swirl–destroying schools, hospitals, homes. Still, God is our refuge and strength, a very present help in trouble. Violence comes to light…

Ask the Pastor about the Murder of Osama bin Laden

I’ve been asked about this directly by at least two people.  While I usually love to share my opinions, I will admit I’ve been left a bit speechless by this one.  It’s taken me awhile to be able to say anything.  I don’t have a lot figured out yet, but I think I’m beginning to…