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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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9-11 Sermon

September 11th, 2011 · 2 Comments · Faith and the City

Friends, It has been an usually quiet day in NYC, even with all the events marking this somber anniversary.  Still, we had a very well attended interfaith service at the church this afternoon.  I delivered this homily during our morning worship, and some of you asked that I post it here. All good blessings to […]

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“You Noticed!?” (Chicago Public Television)

January 6th, 2010 · Comments Off on “You Noticed!?” (Chicago Public Television) · Sermon Bin

Imagine looking up at the night sky, feeling small under its vast umbrella, the wildest claim that you might make at such a moment is not that God exists, but that God cares. A sermon for Chicago Public TV’s “Thirty Good Minutes.”

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