“The first feature of the human body found in Scripture is the nose. God breathes the fullness of life into Adam’s nostrils,” said the Rev. Peter W. Marty during his sermon, “Becoming the Aroma of Christ,” at the 9:15 a.m. morning worship service Tuesday.
“If we look at the New Testament with freshness, it rarely tells us what to do; it tells us what to see, what to notice, what to watch for,” said the Rev. Peter Marty at Monday’s 9:15 a.m. morning worship service. His sermon title was “The Eyes Have It” and his Scripture text was Luke 11:33-36.
“What are we willing to do to distinguish ourselves from other people? Look at all the tricks we use to keep others at bay, to keep our own version of the truth intact, our way of life secure,” said the Rev. Peter W. Marty during Sunday morning’s sermon. Marty is the chaplain for Week Five at Chautauqua. His sermon title was “The Fastest Growing Religion in America.” The selected Scripture texts were Exodus 12:1-4, 11-14 and Mark 9: 38-50.
The Rev. Peter W. Marty imagines Chautauqua to be “a place where people set aside a week or two to engage the intellect and wrestle with ideas.
It only took playing George Frideric Handel’s “Messiah” about 500 times in his career for Jared Jacobsen to have a revelation.
What do you say to a friend who tells you that your job loss is part of God’s special plan for your life? Or, if it is stage three cervical cancer that is causing you to lie awake worrying at night, how do you respond to that well-intentioned soul who wants you to believe that God has a reason for everything?
The 10:45 a.m. Sunday Service of Worship and Sermon will feature the sacrament of Holy Communion as part of a special worship service in the life of Chautauquans.
A woman was checking out at the grocery store and the clerk told her, “Have a nice day.” The woman replied: “I have other plans.”
As a Unitarian Universalist, Buddhist meditator and Hindu yoga practitioner, the Rev. Lena Breen jokingly calls herself a “Buu-huu — a Buddhist, Hindu, U.U.”
“Today’s Gospel is a frightening and personal story of parents who have to flee or have their son killed by the government,” said the Rev. Daisy Machado during her sermon, “And Still Rachel Weeps,” at the 9:15 a.m. Morning Worship service Thursday.