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The Rev. Dr. Charles Reeb

Charley Reeb: Why Christianity?

John 1:1-9,14

25th Sunday after Pentecost - Year B

November 11, 2018

The Rev. Dr. Charles Reeb (UMC)


Do you know why you are a Christian? If someone were to ask you why you follow Jesus rather than the myriad of religions and philosophies in the world, what would you say? Would your answer be convincing?

I confess there was a time when that question haunted me. I really didn't have a good answer for it. I grew up in the church. Sang Jesus Loves Me. I accepted Jesus Christ as my Lord and Savior at a young age and was baptized. But when I entered my teenage years and began thinking critically, I asked, "If I had been born into a different religion, would I still choose to follow Jesus?"

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The Rev. Dr. Scott Black Johnston

The Witness of Stones

Luke 19:28b-40

November 11, 2012

The Rev. Dr. Scott Black Johnston (PCUSA)

'I tell you, if these were silent, the stones would shout out.'

If you listen to the critiques of religion in the world today, they fall into two basic categories.  The first criticism is that religious people are hypocritical.  This is true.  We are hypocrites.  We are sinners.  We are fallen beings who belong to messed-up institutions.  We do not always (or even most of the time) live up to our highest ideals. 

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