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Jesus is on the Loose!

April 22nd, 2014 · Comments Off on Jesus is on the Loose! · Faith and the City

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So Amazing, So Divine (Reprise)

March 27th, 2013 · 2 Comments · Faith and the City

Maundy Thursday, 2013 My favorite hymn writer is Isaac Watts.  Watts, a teacher, poet and pastor of meager estate, wrote over 750 hymns while serving a small London parish in the early 1700’s.  His hymnody is historically significant because rather than writing musical tunes for the psalms—which he also did, and which was primary function […]

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A Little C.S.L. for Easter Week

April 9th, 2012 · 1 Comment · Faith and the City

“At that moment they heard from behind them a loud noise—a great cracking, deafening noise as if a giant had broken a giant’s plate. “What’s that?” said Lucy, clutching Susan’s arm. “I—I feel afraid to turn around,” said Susan; “something awful is happening.” “They’re doing something worse to Him,” said Lucy, “Come on!” And she […]

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Fix My Life

April 26th, 2010 · 1 Comment · Sermon Bin

“Fix My Life” Job 19: 13-27 Fourth Sunday in Easter Fifth Avenue Presbyterian Church ©Scott Black Johnston Job 19:13-27 13 “He has put my family far from me, and my acquaintances are wholly estranged from me.  14 My relatives and my close friends have failed me;  15 the guests in my house have forgotten me; […]

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What Pews?

April 10th, 2010 · 2 Comments · Faith and the City

Christ is Risen! Halleluiah! Did you know that Easter is not only a day, but it is actually a season?  It is a seven-week-long Christian celebration that begins with the trumpet peals on Easter morning, but that continues until our next big festival, Pentecost. Now, here’s a bit of Christian trivia that I find quite interesting…. […]

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