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What I Learned from Momma…

May 5th, 2016 · 2 Comments · Faith and the City

Now thank we all our God, with heart and hands and voices, Who wondrous things has done, in Whom this world rejoices; Who from our mothers’ arms has blessed us on our way, With countless gifts of love, and still is ours today. –Martin Rinkart, 1636 This Sunday is Mothers Day. So, I am curious: […]

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Some Good, Motherly Advice

May 9th, 2013 · 18 Comments · Faith and the City

Yesterday morning I was listening to the radio. It was a call-in program. I usually reach for the “off” button when a host starts to take calls from the “listening audience.” This one, however, held my attention. 

The announcer said, “Ok, Mothers Day is coming up this weekend. So here’s my question for all of […]

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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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Can You Trust Mama?

May 11th, 2012 · 1 Comment · Faith and the City

This Sunday is Mother’s Day. In worship, we will be reading from the pages of an oft-overlooked book in the New Testament — Second Timothy. In this fairly short letter, the Apostle Paul reaches out to exhort and comfort his young friend. He does this by recalling the manner in which Timothy came to faith. […]

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