Sermon deliverd by Jim Barton at Community Christian Church in Tempe Arizona on September 10, 2017. The sermon addresses the relationship between Christians and God's gift of Land, exploring sinfulness as to misuse of the land, and exploitation of marginalized brothers using the expulsion from the Garden and the murder of Abel as the key text. "Listen! Your brother's blood cries out to me from the ground."
Abby & Jim consider natural disasters in the shadow of Huricane Harvey. Perhaps the origin of religion is an understand of natural disasters as a response of an angry god. Their perspective is a little different.
For those who want to contribute to the relief effort, we recommend Week of Campassion.
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.