Posts Tagged "religion"


Design (Sermon)


Posted By on Feb 18, 2020

Everything has design. We notice when it is poorly designed. Spirituality also needs design. You can also listen to the audio podcast here: https://vermonthillsumc.org/podcast/design-words-make-worlds/

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Design (Words Make Worlds)


Posted By on Feb 18, 2020

https://vermonthillsumc.org/podcast-player/3778/design-words-make-worlds.mp3Download file | Play in new window | Duration: 00:10:33Subscribe: iTunesEverything has design. We notice when it is poorly designed. Spirituality also needs design. Part of the  “Words Make Worlds” series The words that use help us interpret our experience – but they also create our experience at some level. Join the conversation. Comment below or...

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Atheism BrainStorm


Posted By on Dec 6, 2019

https://vermonthillsumc.org/podcast-player/3636/atheism-brainstorm.mp3Download file | Play in new window | Duration: 00:40:23Subscribe: iTunesOur final session 2019 BrainStorm is about atheism. This was also the final chapter of “God Is Not One” This episode will surprise and challenge you. Comment below. Email VHUMCpastor@gmail.com with any questions. Support the podcast with a tax-deductible donation with  online...

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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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