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Dear Oliver

May 17th, 2012 · 5 Comments · Sermon Bin

“Dear Oliver” 2 Timothy 1: 1-7 Mother’s Day Fifth Avenue Presbyterian Church May 13, 2012 ©Scott Black Johnston A few years ago, Richard Dawkins, prominent zoologist and atheist, wrote a letter to his ten-year-old daughter, Juliet.  In the letter, Dawkins uses age-appropriate language and illustrations to steer his daughter toward the truth as he sees […]

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To Tebow or Not to Tebow?

February 2nd, 2012 · 3 Comments · Faith and the City

I don’t have to remind (m)any of my fellow New Yorkers that Super Bowl Sunday is nearly upon us.  Even the buses are frosted with Giants’ blue!  We are all eager to see if Victor Cuz will get a chance to salsa in the endzone. At church, our youth group is using the day as […]

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You Can’t Go It Alone in New York

October 14th, 2011 · Comments Off on You Can’t Go It Alone in New York · Faith and the City

This week I have been running into church members all around our fair city. I am still surprised when this happens.  It’s a numbers thing.  Hop around the corner to grab lunch in Gotham and you’ll pass a thousand other souls in two minutes flat.  Flashing along with all the other sardines, it is easy […]

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#37 Blueberries

July 20th, 2011 · 3 Comments · Faith and the City

Last year, I read a book by Rebecca Newberger Goldstein entitled 36 ARGUMENTS FOR THE EXISTENCE OF GOD.  It sounds like a philosophy text, but actually, it is a novel—the story of an atheist professor who grapples in a soulful way with the possibility (or not) of God’s existence. Religious geek that I am, I […]

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