Sermon from Chalice Christian Church member and recent University of Evansville graduate, James Barton III. James has a BFA in creative writing and a minor in Anthropology, which you may be able to detect in his message.
Rev. Abby and Jim consider the Biblical implication of caring for the planet and how failing to care for it impacts the poor. They also briefly revisit corporate sin and how to pronounce Appalachia.
Abby & Jim explore the need for grief as it springs from the end of Christ's life recorded in Matthew 27:50, "And when Jesus had cried out again in a loud voice, he gave up his spirit." Read more at Abby's blog here.
Jim & Abby talk about the Bible & the refugee crisis. In so doing, they start but do not end with Leviticus 19:34, "You shall treat the stranger who sojourns with you as the native among you, and you shall love him as yourself, for you were strangers in the land of Egypt: I am the Lord your God."
Abby & Jim talk about one of the most interesting pieces of literature in the Bible, the book of Job. Features, "When I asked why there were only one set of footprints, Jesus replied, 'Because the sandpeople walk in single file to hide their numbers.'" You can also check out some of Jim's blogging on this here.