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The Rev. Dr. Jim Somerville

Jim Somerville: God's Crazy, Mixed-Up Family

Hosea 1:2-10

10th Sunday after Pentecost - Year C

July 24, 2016

The Rev. Dr. James Somerville (CBF)

For several years when I was a young pastor, I taught a fifth and sixth-grade Sunday School class, and I would often ask my students if they knew what a covenant was. "A covenant is a promise," they would answer, in unison--those kids had been well taught! "Just any kind of promise?" I would ask. "No, a special kind of promise," they would answer. "Can you give me an example?" I would ask. "Like a wedding," they would answer.

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The Rev. Dr. Donovan Drake

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Jeremiah 31:31-34

5th Sunday in Lent - Year B

March 29, 2009

The Rev. Dr. Donovan Drake (PCUSA)

Years ago, I spent some time working as a news reporter for a television station in Iowa. I started as an intern, young with no experience. My news director was wise enough, however, to send me to cover the innocuous stories of the day, which meant I reported on a lot of county 4-H fairs. I covered rhubarb pie recipes, lawn tractor pulls, and what the future might hold for Millie, the prize-winning sow. Turns out it was the refrigerated section of your local grocery store.

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