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The Rev. Dr. Beth LaRocca-Pitts The Rev. Dr. Beth LaRocca-Pitts is senior pastor of St. Mark United Methodist Church in Atlanta, GA.

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The Rev. Dr. Beth LaRocca-Pitts is the senior pastor of St. Mark United Methodist Church in Midtown Atlanta, Georgia, where she has served since 2010.

Beth has been a member of the North Georgia Conference of the United Methodist Church since 1983. She earned her bachelors in religion at Duke University, and her Master of Divinity from Garrett-Evangelical Theological Seminary. And she completed a Ph.D. in near eastern languages and civilizations from Harvard University.

Beth also taught Old Testament Studies at Duke Divinity school before coming back to Georgia and pastoral ministry.


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The Rev. Dr. Beth LaRocca-Pitts

The Cloud and the Sea

1 Corinthians 10:1-13

3rd Sunday in Lent - Year C

February 28, 2016

The Rev. Dr. Beth LaRocca-Pitts (UMC)

When I first saw today's passage, I had to look at it again and again and again, because I had a strange sensation about this text that I rarely get about a biblical passage anymore. I had the sensation that I had never seen this passage before. I know I have read it before because I have read all of Corinthians several times, but something about the imagery Paul uses here was very odd for me. It sounded strange--more mystical than Paul usually sounds.

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