“The Flight from God”; Jim Gertmenian’s Nov. 23 sermon

As did Adam and Eve, Cain, Moses, Jonah, we flee from God, often hiding in rationalism or religion. “Religion can be like an inoculation against God—get a tiny dose of the dead virus (creeds, etc.) . . . so that the real virus, the wild, unremitting, voracious, implacable power of God . . . can’t get you.” Yet, when finally overcome by gratitude, we can hear God calling us . . .. From James Gertmenian’s Nov. 23 sermon at Plymouth Church in Minneapolis.

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James Gertmenian, Senior Minister

 

 

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“Finding Forgiveness”; Paula Northwood’s sermon, Nov. 16

With a tale about a modern-day Prodigal Daughter, Paula Northwood asks us to see ourselves as all the characters in this story—and finding forgiveness within ourselves. Once we forgive ourselves, we may turn around and change our behavior.

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“Reconciliation,” Jim Gertmenian’s Nov. 9, 2014 sermon

A Plymouth partnership with Westminster and Beacon Interfaith Housing Collaborative will house 72 men released from prison—and we can anticipate objections from those in the neighborhood. How to respond? “Real success is not in planting a building for the Great River Landing project but in planting the seeds of reconciliation among groups not comfortable with one another.”

James Gertmenian, Senior Minister
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