Posts Tagged "Jesus"

Why Luke

Posted By on Sep 18, 2019 file | Play in new window | Duration: 00:10:33Subscribe: iTunes10 min intro to Gospel of Luke Comment below. Email with any questions. Support the podcast with a tax-deductible donation with  online...

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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: Please comment with any questions or email

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The Gospel of Mad Magazine

Posted By on Aug 13, 2019

Mad Magazine is ceasing its publication of the print edition. This is going to be a huge loss. Mad Magazine used parody, caricature, and satire to lampoon the ridiculous elements of our age. This was the role of parables in Jesus’s age. We have been taught to read parables poorly. They have been neutered, sanitized, and de-fanged. Many of us were taught to read parables as: Aesop’s Fables Proverbs Allegory Parables are...

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Looking Forward To Fall

Posted By on Aug 1, 2019

This Fall is going to be a lively time at Vermont Hills! 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. We have also planned some fun conversations in 3 of our weekly gatherings. Sunday mornings during the worship service (10:30 am) we are going to go through the Gospel of Luke in hopes of encountering Jesus as adults. It might be time to...

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Nobody Reads The Bible Literally

Posted By on Jul 25, 2019

Nobody reads the Bible literally. We are all interpreting – and this is a good thing! This admission allows us to say: Since we are all interpreting, let’s talk about how we are interpreting. I first realized this about the book of Revelation (apocalyptic literature). Then it became clear about other genres of scripture like wisdom literature (Job) and the Gospels (Luke). Here is a recent sermon that I gave on the subject....

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