Following in the Footsteps

Esther 1October 25, 2020Union University ChurchReverend Laurie DeMott I am preaching a series on what the Bible has to say to us in our times of suffering, and today I want to look at the Biblical word for those who are suffering under social, political, or personal oppression.  For that, I turn to the Book … More Following in the Footsteps

Egypt, Egypt

Exodus 14:8-16October 18, 2020Union University ChurchReverend Laurie DeMott The ancient Romans would have said that the Israelites were caught with a precipice in front and wolves behind.  The French would say that they were between the sledgehammer and the anvil.  Here in America, we’d probably say that they were between a rock and a hard place, … More Egypt, Egypt


The book of JobOctober 11, 2020Union University ChurchReverend Laurie DeMott All scripture references are from The Message version Since last January when wildfires swept across Australia, the year 2020 has become synonymous with disaster and suffering.  One internet meme shows children with pained expressions on their faces and the caption reads, “Kids when they discover … More Job

The Next Right Thing

Matthew 6:33-34Union University ChurchOct 4, 2020Reverend Laurie DeMott My dog Dexter is asleep under my pulpit and when he came in the church this morning, unlike the rest of us, he didn’t have to put on a mask or worry about social distancing.  He greeted people in the sanctuary without fear that he might catch … More The Next Right Thing