Our Spiritual Resolutions

December 31, 2017 Union University Church Reverend Laurie DeMott NEW YEAR’S RESOLUTIONS  “From the desert monastics” by Daniel B. Clendenin Daniel Clendenin is a professor of theology who earned his Ph.D. from Drew University, taught at William Tyndale College in Michigan, and then at Moscow State University for four years.  Though raised an evangelical, his … More Our Spiritual Resolutions

The Power of the Powerless

Philippians 2:1-5 December 24, 2017 Union University Church Reverend Laurie DeMott At Christmas time, we tell stories of shepherds and angels, of stars and magi, and of stables and cattle a-lowing, and every year, news magazines run articles that evaluate the historicity of the nativity story. Astronomers discuss whether the star of Bethlehem might have … More The Power of the Powerless

Commissioned

Isaiah 61:1-4 Luke 1:46-55, Luke 4:16-21 December 10, 2017 Union University Church Reverend Laurie DeMott I have a number of creches in my house which I will be carefully unpacking this week to display on my window sills and high shelves.  Most, like the one that I have been showing at Children’s Time, are ceramic … More Commissioned

Not Impossible

Joel 2:15-17, 21-27 Luke 1: 26-28 December 3, 2017 Union University Church Reverend Laurie DeMott Dorothy Delay was a violin teacher who taught many famous violinists, including Itzhak Perlman, and she was celebrated for her ability to look at her students, evaluate their personalities, and know how best to help them grow musically.  She didn’t … More Not Impossible