A Nation of One

September 29, 2019Judges 13:1-5, 15:1-11  Union University ChurchReverend Laurie DeMott Let’s begin by getting the bad joke out of the way.  Who was the greatest comedian in the Bible?  Samson — because he brought down the house! Most people, even the biblically illiterate, have heard of Samson and the long hair that gave him superhuman … More A Nation of One

Signs of Snow

Judges 6:36-40Union University ChurchSept 22, 2019Reverend Laurie DeMott In 1200 BCE, 1200 years before the birth of Christ, the people of Israel lived unsteadily in the Promised Land.  They had entered under the leadership of Joshua, and eventually the twelve tribes had each settled in different areas of Canaan — modern day Israel — where … More Signs of Snow

Refuge, Refuge

Joshua 20 September 15, 2019 Union University Church Reverend Laurie DeMott Way back in the Dark Ages, after I graduated from college and before I had decided what to do with my life, I spent three months traveling the US with a college friend.  When I left on my trip in September, I said goodbye … More Refuge, Refuge

The Burning Bush

The Burning Bush Exodus 3:1-12September 1, 2019  Union University Church Reverend Laurie DeMott When I was a teenager, my family had a dog named Jenny who, in her old age, developed a condition called “selective hearing loss.”  When she was outside, enjoying a walk in the yard smelling all of the animals that had visited the area … More The Burning Bush