Sermons from November 2013

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Unmerited Justice


In 1921 Lewis Lawes became the warden at New York’s infamous Sing Sing Penitentiary. No prison in the country was tougher with more incidents of violence recorded during the period, but when Warden Lawes retired some twenty years later, Sing Sing had become a humanitarian institution. Those who studied prison reform in the period gave […]

Blessings in a Fig Tree

When I was a kid I loved to climb trees, especially the pepper tree in our backyard.  My sister and I even built a rickety tree house that we played in for hours, until one day it came crashing with me in it.  From the tree you could spy on neighbors, hide from parents, and […]