Month: January 2022

Sermon on Acts 4:32-5:11 – “Just Say No to Communism”

Sermon for Sunday Evening, January 23rd, 2022 at First Presbyterian Church at Unionville, NY (BPC) Scripture reading: [Act 4:32-5:11 ESV] 32 Now the full number of those who believed were of one heart and soul, and no one said that any of the things that belonged to him was his own, but they had everything …

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Sermon on Exodus 29:1-46 – “What Does it Take to be Clean?”

Sermon for Sunday, January 16th, 2022 at First Presbyterian Church at Unionville, NY (BPC) Old Testament reading: [Exo 30:1-10 ESV] 1 “You shall make an altar on which to burn incense; you shall make it of acacia wood. 2 A cubit shall be its length, and a cubit its breadth. It shall be square, and …

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The hiking deaths of two Old Testament professors.

In 1979 Covenant Seminary professor J. Barton Payne died from a fall while climbing Mt. Fuji on sabbatical in Japan. In 1996 Denver Seminary professor Bob Alden died of a heart attack shortly after hiking in the Sangre de Cristo Mountains. I had learned about each of these cases some years ago, but conflated them …

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Sermon on Exodus 28:1-43 – “The Glorious High Priest”

Sermon for Sunday, January 9th, 2022 at First Presbyterian Church at Unionville, NY (BPC) Old Testament reading: [Exo 27:9-21 ESV] 9 “You shall make the court of the tabernacle. On the south side the court shall have hangings of fine twined linen a hundred cubits long for one side. 10 Its twenty pillars and their …

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