Lenten Devotional: Saturday, March 28

by Matt Pruitt
March 28, 2015

Romans 12:12: Be joyful in hope, patient in affliction, faithful in prayer.

As a former journalist and longtime English teacher, I tend to pay a lot of attention to the connotation of words—those little shades of meaning and emotional values embedded in the language we use. Lately, the word “journey” has been on my … Read the rest

Lenten Devotional: Friday, March 27

by Chad Clark
March 27, 2015

Romans 12:2: Do not conform to the pattern of this world, but be transformed by the renewing of your mind. Then you will be able to test and approve what God’s will is—his good, pleasing and perfect will.

I was raised in a very conservative, hell fire and brimstone, first cousin of snake handlers … Read the rest

Sermon: Creatively Maladjusted

Creatively Maladjusted
Sermon by The Rev. Lisa Caine
Romans 12:1-8
Sept. 21, 2014

Audio not available for this sermon.

For the past several evenings I have found myself glued to PBS for two hours watching the Ken Burns’ series on The Roosevelts. When I first heard about it, I wasn’t sure I’d be too interested, but most everything Ken Burns … Read the rest

Sermon: Faithful Subversion

Faithful Subversion
Sermon by The Rev. Lisa Caine
Aug. 17, 2014
Exodus 1:8-2:10, Romans 12:1-8


God made two promises to Abraham when he called him away from his home to a life of faithfulness. First, God promised descendants; descendants that would be more numerous than the stars in the sky or the grains of sand at the shore. And second, … Read the rest