The Problem of Evil

Genesis 8:1-5, 13-22 October 30, 2016 Union University Church Reverend Laurie DeMott Introduction to scripture: In the year 2000, George Barna conducted a poll which asked people, “If you could ask God only one question and you knew God would give you an answer, what would you ask?”  The most common response was, “Why is … More The Problem of Evil

The Story of Rizpah

II Samuel 21 October 23, 2016 Union University Church Reverend Laurie DeMott Introduction: In my series on “Ask the Pastor,” I received a request that said, “I’d like to hear more about the women of the Bible.”  In most of the stories that you learned in Sunday School, the leading characters were men and women … More The Story of Rizpah

Give Me a Map

John 14:1-10 October 9, 2016 Union University Church Reverend Laurie DeMott In his book, Letters from the Earth, Mark Twain said that he once spent an hour teaching a cat and a dog to be friends after which he put them in a cage together. They got along quite well so he taught them to … More Give Me a Map

Do Dogs Go to Heaven?

Genesis 9:12-17 Ecclesiastes 3:19-22 October 2, 2016 Union University Church Reverend Laurie DeMott I saw a cartoon recently in which a man stands at the Pearly Gates greeted by Saint Peter and by a small very excited dog. St. Peter says to the man, “So you’re little Stevie! [Your dog] has been going on and … More Do Dogs Go to Heaven?