Bo’s Blog


Well Inside and Out


Posted By on Oct 13, 2019

Luke chapter 5 tells a story about Jesus interacting with two different people who were hurting – one physically and one spiritually. Pastor Bo proposes how this concern might look in the 21st century.

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God Loves Who?


Posted By on Sep 27, 2019

Our Left – Right politic divide creates problems for understanding and living in God’s love. God loves us AND them. I have been thinking about Identity Politics in the Gospel of Luke. Identity Politics are great for politics – everyone should bring their whole humanity to the table and should vote according to their social location. While Identity Politics are great for politics, it is not great for community. It...

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Why Luke? (week 1)


Posted By on Sep 18, 2019

The Gospel of Luke is providing our themes for Sunday worship this fall. This 10 min video introduces ‘why Luke?’ and not one of the other gospels. You can also listen to the podcast audio here: http://vermonthillsumc.org/podcast/why-luke/ Please comment with any questions or email VHUMCpastor@gmail.com

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Social Gospel (BrainStorm)


Posted By on Sep 5, 2019

BrainStorming with Bo (BS with Bo) is back! We returned this past Sunday to talk about the legacy of the Social Gospel. It was a lively conversation. Editors Note: the microphone did not pick up all comments so this audio is shortened.  Here is the link to the audio podcast: http://vermonthillsumc.org/podcast/social-gospel-brainstorm/ Comment below. Email VHUMCpastor@gmail.com with any questions. Support the podcast with a...

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Kickoff Sunday is THIS week!


Posted By on Sep 5, 2019

This next couple of months are going to be a lively time at Vermont Hills! I hope that you will come and be a part of these conversations and that you will use the opportunity to try something new There are some big things in the planning process and we are partnering with some new groups in the community to open up places for us to serve. If you are looking to get involved in something that makes the world a better place, we have a...

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When Life Gets Heavy


Posted By on Sep 5, 2019

Last week’s sermon tackled the topic, “when life gives you more than you can handle”. This subject came up because of a Bible verse that gets misquoted as, ‘ God will not give you more than you can handle’.  What the passage actually says is that God will not allow you to come under more temptation than you can withstand! We decided to add this to our list of “Bad Bible Readings”.  Watch the...

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