Posts Tagged "religion"


Romans 8:28 often gets translated “All things work together for the good of those who love God and are called according to God’s purpose.” This idea has migrated into our culture, absent the God element, as “everything happens for a reason”. Both the Bible version and its secular offspring have had disastrous ramifications. It is a dangerous idea that harms people daily. Not only is it a bad reading of...

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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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http://vermonthillsumc.org/podcast-player/3430/nobody-reads-the-bible-literally.mp3Download file | Play in new window | Duration: 00:20:45Subscribe: iTunesWe are all interpreting. Let’s talk about how we interpret. Comment below. Email VHUMCpastor@gmail.com with any questions. Support the podcast with a tax-deductible donation with  online...

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Bad Bible Reading


Posted By on Jul 18, 2019

Here are two videos from this past weekend. The first is Sara at the table.  ‘At The Table’ is a weekly event during our gatherings where people can come and talk to us about something that they are passionate about. The second video is the sermon about ‘bad reading of the Bible’ especially as they relate to God and hell. We used Matthew 10:26-31 and the parallel passage in Luke 12. Below is the YouTube link to...

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Bad Bible Reading


Posted By on Jul 17, 2019

http://vermonthillsumc.org/podcast-player/3411/bad-bible-reading.mp3Download file | Play in new window | Duration: 00:16:13Subscribe: iTunesWhen we see God where God is not it blinds us to see God where God is. This is tragic and harmful. Comment below. Email VHUMCpastor@gmail.com with any questions. Support the podcast with a tax-deductible donation with  online...

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