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‘All it took was some people, some bowls and some water’

Rev. Barbara Brown Taylor spoke at Thursday’s 9:15 a.m. Devotional Hour. Her topic was “Bathing Deep,” and her text was John 13:1-9. She described a class she taught with a Presbyterian minister named Liz. They were teaching about how faith is learned by what we do with our bodies.

“We talked about the usual rituals of baptism, talked about communion, talked about pilgrimages,” Taylor said. “We thought we would wrap up the week by doing a wordless foot washing — the act itself would teach us about our bodies and faith.

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Young to lecture on grief for Christian Fellowship

Frank E. Young will speak on the topic “Packing for the Journey to Eternity,” at 7 p.m. tonight at the Hall of Philosophy as part of the Chautauqua Christian Fellowship lecture series. The event is co-sponsored by the Chautauqua Department of Religion.

An ordained Presbyterian minister, Young is the author of Good Grief, Love’s Final Gift, after the death of his wife of 51 years.

Young served for over six years as assistant and subsequently associate pastor at Fourth Presbyterian Church and concurrently vice president for Reformed Theological Seminary Metro Washington/ Baltimore.

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Labberton: ‘There is a difference between hearing the truth and doing the truth’

“There is a Presbyterian disease, and it is probably true of other denominations, that goes something like this: If I’ve said it or thought it, I am sure I have done something about it,” said the Rev. Mark Labberton at the Wednesday morning Devotional Hour.

“It turns out that while it is meaningful to have thought about something or spoken about it, it is not the same as doing something,” he said. “In the Sermon on the Mount, listening to it is not the same as living it out.”

Labberton’s sermon title was “Shocking Righteousness,” and his scripture was Matthew 8:1-8.

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Labberton brings message of love, justice to Amp pulpit

The Rev. Dr. Mark Labberton will be the chaplain in residence at Chautauqua for Week Three, preaching at 10:45 a.m. Sunday and at 9:15 a.m. Monday to Friday in the Amphitheater. He will share his faith journey at the 5 p.m. Sunday Vespers in the Hall of Philosophy.

Labberton is the Lloyd John Ogilvie Chair of Preaching and director of the Ogilvie Institute of Preaching at Fuller Theological Seminary in Pasadena, Calif.

Having served in pastoral ministry for more than 25 years, Labberton was the senior pastor of the First Presbyterian Church of Berkeley, Calif., for the past 17 years before joining the faculty at Fuller.

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