The Puzzle of the Parable

Mark 4:1-20January 26, 2020   Union University ChurchReverend Laurie DeMott In my preaching and in my bible studies, I have often said that the disciples were a bit dimwitted, and have on occasion gone to the extreme of referring to them as dummkopfs, dunderheads, or dolts.  (Have you ever noticed that most of the words describing a … More The Puzzle of the Parable

And Immediately

Mark 2:1-20January 12, 2020Union University ChurchReverend Laurie DeMott Have you ever posed for a family photo where the person with the camera said, “Smile on the count of three:  one… two…” and then snapped the picture before they got to 3?  When that happens, most of us shout in protest, “I wasn’t ready!  My eyes … More And Immediately

Gold or Dung?

Malachi 1:1 – 2:5Matthew 2:1-12January 5, 2020Union University ChurchReverend Laurie DeMott  Tonight is 12th Night, or as we might call it today, “Epiphany Eve.”  In years long past, and in many parts of the world today still, Christmas lasts for 12 days and ends with the celebration of the arrival of the Three Kings on … More Gold or Dung?