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Twentieth Sunday After Pentecost – Christina Smerick

Joshua 3:7-17; Psalm 107:1-7, 33-37; 1 Thessalonians 2:9-13; Matthew 23:1-12
I am Dr. Christina Smerick, Associate Professor of Philosophy and the Shapiro Chair of Jewish-Christian Studies at Greenville College.  Joining me on the dais this morning is Dr. Walter Fenton, Vice President of Advancement.  Here in the congregation we have Dr. Brad Shaw, Dean of the [...]



Between God’s Glory and the Human Economy – Brian Hartley

Exodus 33:12-23; 1 Thessalonians 1:1-10; Matthew 22:15-22

The reality of coming home never quite measures up to the anticipation that precedes the event.  Things inevitably change—whether it is the loss of the glories of old Hogue Hall or the moment of epiphany when we stand across the road from the house we imagined as once [...]



The Law and Grace – Teresa Holden

Exodus 20:1-4, 7-9, 12-20; Psalm 19; Philippians 3:4b-14; Matthew 21:33-46
“Scripture is like a river, both broad and deep, shallow enough here for the lamb to go wading, but deep enough there for the elephant to swim.”
These are the words of Gregory the Great (also known as Pope Gregory the First), and I like his statement [...]