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November 23, 2020 23
Nov 2020

“Shooting the Messenger”

Speaker: Sharla Hulsey

When I was growing up, the radio at our house was pretty much on from the time my folks got up until the soaps came on the television at 11:30 in the morning. Then after the soaps were over, it came back on until time for the TV evening news. And when I got older, I would turn it on in my room after supper, and listen until bedtime.

November 17, 2020 17
Nov 2020

“The Soles of God’s Feet”

Speaker: Sharla Hulsey

When I was growing up, the radio at our house was pretty much on from the time my folks got up until the soaps came on the television at 11:30 in the morning. Then after the soaps were over, it came back on until time for the TV evening news. And when I got older, I would turn it on in my room after supper, and listen until bedtime.

November 10, 2020 10
Nov 2020

“I’m Mad Too, Jonah”

Speaker: Sharla Hulsey

When I was growing up, the radio at our house was pretty much on from the time my folks got up until the soaps came on the television at 11:30 in the morning. Then after the soaps were over, it came back on until time for the TV evening news. And when I got older, I would turn it on in my room after supper, and listen until bedtime.

November 3, 2020 03
Nov 2020

“Imposition”

Speaker: Sharla Hulsey

1 Kings 17:1-24 This past Wednesday, when it was so cold and rainy and generally awful, a little face appeared at our catflap.  He had been there before, but the last time I saw him there, he ran away as soon as he saw me. Little fellah has been hanging […]

October 26, 2020 26
Oct 2020

“You’re In for It”

Speaker: Sharla Hulsey

1 Samuel 8 When God made a covenant with Israel, after bringing them out of slavery in Egypt, God had a vision for what the people would be like, how they would organize themselves and be governed.  Israel was meant to be a peculiar nation—peculiar in this sense meaning not […]

October 19, 2020 19
Oct 2020

“Developmental Milestones”

Speaker: Sharla Hulsey

I have a pretty vivid memory of something that happened when I was twelve years old. Honestly, it was incredibly trivial, and I doubt anyone else remembers it.

October 14, 2020 14
Oct 2020

“A God We Can See”

Speaker: Sharla Hulsey

There was a time when I watched a lot of old TV westerns. We had a channel on our cable system that was all westerns, all the time, and in the afternoons and early evenings they show various TV western series—from the first ones, Cheyenne (whose star, Clint Walker, was originally from just across the Mississippi from St. Louis) and The Lone Ranger, all the way to The Young Riders, which dates to the early 1990s and is about the Pony Express.

September 28, 2020 28
Sep 2020

“In all things…”

Speaker: Sharla Hulsey

Genesis 50:15-21 The first eleven chapters of Genesis are what some scholars call “Hebrew Mythology.” The term “mythology,” contrary to popular usage, doesn’t make any judgment about the truth or factuality of a story. It just means a story in which a divine being interacts directly with humans. In the […]

September 21, 2020 21
Sep 2020

“What Went Wong?”

Speaker: Sharla Hulsey

Genesis 3:1-24 About 25 years ago, Bill Moyers and Rabbi Burt Visotzky gathered a group of scholars and artists—men and women, Christian, Jewish, Muslim, Buddhist, and even (if I remember correctly) an atheist or two—to talk about Genesis. It was sort of an interfaith take on the Jewish interpretive method […]

September 15, 2020 15
Sep 2020

“… a paradise that makes me think of two… “

Speaker: Sharla Hulsey

Genesis 2:4-9, 15-25 (Sermon title is from “Old Man” by Neil Young, from his 1970 album Harvest.) We are learning some interesting lessons from the current pandemic. One is that nobody really likes wearing masks. In the summer when it’s hot and humid, they’re downright unpleasant. One of my masks […]

September 8, 2020 08
Sep 2020

“No Expiration Date, Good Anywhere”

Speaker: Sharla Hulsey

Revelation 21:1-7 I’ve never been all that great with coupons. When I was in college, and first out of college, and didn’t have a whole lot of money, I clipped coupons religiously. Every Sunday when the paper came I would pull out the slick stuff and cut out the coupons […]

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