Selah

Selah Psalm 46 November 22, 2015 Union University Church Reverend Laurie DeMott For the past six weeks, I have led an adult study on Methods of Biblical Interpretation, and when I began my study, I told the class that each week on the following Sunday, I would preach a sermon using the approach we had … More Selah

Blurry Vision

Blurry Vision Mark 8:22-26 Nov 1, 2015 Union University Church Reverend Laurie DeMott The 19th century biologist Ernst Haekel once proposed that “ontogeny recapitulates phylogeny.”  In regular English, what he meant was that while you were in your mother’s womb, for a while you looked like an amoeba, then a sea squirt, then a fish, … More Blurry Vision

If You Wish to Follow

“If You Wish to Follow” Luke 9:21-27 Oct 18, 2015 Union University Church Reverend Laurie DeMott The disciples had just entered the big time.  For months they had been following Jesus around Galilee, listening to his stories, and watching him work, and finally Jesus decides that they are ready to try it on their own.  … More If You Wish to Follow

Little Less than the Angels

Psalm 8 October 4, 2015 Union University Church Reverend Laurie DeMott                 About 2000 years ago, in what is today western Illinois, a group of Native Americans buried a young bobcat wearing a necklace of bear teeth and shells.  Archaeologists speculate that the villagers may have begun taming the bobcat, one of the … More Little Less than the Angels

Help My Unbelief

Mark 9:14-29 Sept 27, 2015 Union University Church Reverend Laurie DeMott Imagine that you are driving along a country road about sunset: the leaves of the poplars which edge the road burn with sun while the pine forest behind them settles into the shadowy sleep of dusk, and ahead of you cutting its way through … More Help My Unbelief

One At a Time

Isaiah 55:1-5 Luke 5:27-32 Union University Church September 20, 2015 Reverend Laurie DeMott You may not know his name, but you probably know his face, or at least the picture of his small body being cradled in the arms of a Coast Guard on a beach in Turkey.  His name was Aylan Kurdi, and he was … More One At a Time