Monthly Archives: September 2012

God is Good

September 30, 2012, The Rev Doyt Conn preaching

God is good. I know this first hand. After all, last Sunday it was Kate, not me, who had to preach on the Proverb text “Ode to a Capable Wife.” Read more

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Ode to Character and a Woman of Worth

September 23, 2012, The Reverend Kate Wesch preaching.

A headline from the Wall Street Journal caught my eye the other day. It read, “Opting Out of the ‘Rug Rat Race’.” The article itself was adapted by Paul Tough, the author of a new book to summarize its main point, namely that modern parenting is structured to produce exceptional cognitive skills in children, but not character. Read more

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The Nature of the Christian

September 16, 2012, The Rev Doyt Conn preaching.

In 1933 Adolf Hitler passed the Enabling Act which boycotted Jewish owned stores throughout Germany. On the day the law was enacted Julia Bonheoffer, the 90 year old grandmother of Dietrich Bonheoffer, went shoppingwhere she always went shopping because that is where she shopped. Read more

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King Frank and Character Formation

September 9, 2012, The Rev Doyt Conn preaching

I met a man this summer named Frank. He was a king and a London Cabbie and the year was 1900. It was the year that Frank’s life took an abrupt turn, beginning one day when his cab was hailed by a man and a strange woman, who requested he drive them to several places in London. One was a restaurant, the other a jewelry store, both of which the lady robbed. At some point, she hijacked the cab itself, ousting Frank. By this time, several policemen and storeowners were in angry pursuit. Frank joined them, trying to save his anxious horse, Strawberry. Read more

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Casting Out Satan

September 2, 2012, The Rev Doyt Conn preaching

It’s not often we hear Onward Christian Soldiers.

This song came up at the hymn sing Tom Foster led two Sunday’s back in the Great Hall; which gave Tom, Kate, Diane and myself cause to reflect on it during liturgy meeting. I pulled out the Hymnal and took a good look at the words.
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