When Jesus meets up with Samaritan woman at the well in the town of Sychar, there are three significant barriers that really ought to have prevented these two from any kind of conversation: Race. Religion. Gender. (Sound familiar today?) So what does Jesus do with barriers like these?
Text: John 3:1-16
Pastor Julie was sick this Sunday.
Our preacher this morning is Dr. E. Glenn Hinson, a world-renowned church historian and respected and sought-after leader in Christian Spirituality, who sees himself as very much a Baptist while also describing himself as a “Bapto-Quakero-Methedo-Presbyterio-Lutherano-Episcopo- Catholic.”
Glenn earned degrees from Washington University in St. Louis (B.A.), the Southern Baptist Theological Seminary (B.D., Th.D.), and Oxford University (D.Phil.). During his academic career he taught on the faculties of the Southern Baptist Theological Seminary in Louisville (1962-1992) and Baptist Theological Seminary in Richmond (1994-2000). During the 1960s, Glenn’s friendship with Trappist monk and spiritual writer Thomas Merton led him to become involved in the ecumenical movement of spiritual renewal—connecting the revivalist spirituality of many Baptists to ancient and medieval spiritual practices. He maintains a deep commitment to Christian nonviolence and the work of the Baptist Peace Fellowship of North America, serving as the original editor of The Baptist Peacemaker.
Glenn is the author of more than 30 books, including his most recent publications, A Miracle of Grace (Mercer University Press) and Baptist Spirituality: A Call for Renewed Attentiveness to God (Nurturing Faith, Inc.) He is married to Martha Burks. They have two adult children, Christopher and Elizabeth.
February 19, 2016 Text: Matthew 5:38-48
February 12, 2016 Text: Matthew 5:21-37
Defining Moments: Ready or Not? - February 5, 2017
Rev Charlie Fuller
Text: Matthew 5:1-12
"The counter-cultural gospel turns everything upside-down. When crowd on the mountain heard Jesus’ words that day, they probably thought he’d lost his mind. 'Jesus: you’re congratulating all the wrong people!'”
January 22, 2016 Text: Matthew 4:12-23
January 15, 2016 Text: Matthew 3
January 8, 2016 Text: Matthew 2:1-12
January 1, 2016 Text: Ecclesiastes 3:1-13
December 18, 2016 Text: Matthew 1:18-25
December 11, 2016 Text: Luke 1:46-55
“Mary sings for all the ignored ones…”
December 4, 2016 Text: Matthew 3:1-12
Text: Malachi 3:1-5
“Do we have the courage to welcome the fire that purifies?”
"…God gives outrageous generous love, and how do we respond? With outrageous generous love."
Sermon Podcast for Sunday November 20, 2016 - Saying Grace - Text: 2 Corinthians 9:10-15
“…we have to learn to reach toward each other, and to listen to each other's real pain -- beneath the surface.. ”
Text: Luke 15:1-10
October 30, 2016 Text: 1 Thessalonians 1:3