Monthly Archives: June 2015

“My God is Able”

2 Timothy 1: 1-14 Norman B. Bendroth We often think that the great saints of Christian history were never plagued with worry or anxiety. Martin Luther, that robust, bold reformer, who defied the corrupt church of his day and said, … Continue reading

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False Masculinity

These days it seems that we can never escape news about professional athletes behaving badly toward women. We saw Baltimore Ravens Ray Rice clobber his fiancée in an Atlantic City elevator early in 2014. You might also remember running back … Continue reading

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The Paradox of Parenting

Roman 7: 15-20 and Selected Scripture Father’s Day 2015 When our kids were younger, we had a cartoon from the New Yorker called “Bad Mom Cards” attached to our refrigerator door. The artist, Roz Chast, obviously a mom, captured the … Continue reading

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Children in Communion

This Sunday a number of our children will receive communion after having had instruction about it’s meaning and significance by Rev. Abby Heinrich. For centuries, churches in the western world restricted Communion to those who could “understand” it. In Eastern … Continue reading

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A Prayer for the Human Family

A prayer offered on Father’s Day at the First Congregational Church (UCC) in Milton, MA, by a bi-racial couple Scott and Meg Matthews Dear God, On this special family day on which we celebrate the fathers in our lives, we … Continue reading

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