Corporate Greed as Sin


SERMON: The Tragedy of Sin United Church of Cloverdale 2 Samuel 11:26-12:10, 13-15 Sunday, June 13, 2010 Greg Bentall The explosion on the Deepwater Horizon drilling rig on April 20 could be expected.  It was clearly NOT an accident, but a DISASTER waiting to happen.  According to the dictionary, an accident is: Any event thatContinue reading “Corporate Greed as Sin”

Trustworthy


TRUSTWORTHY One of the most important lessons that I have tried to teach my teenage son is that I want him to grow up to be the kind of man upon which people can depend. If he has promised to mow someone’s yard, or fix a computer, or help out at the community theater, thenContinue reading “Trustworthy”

Global Warming and the Slippery Slope


When it comes to global warming, are we already too late?  It is clear that global warming is not only real, but is accelerating.  As the polar ice caps melt the earth loses some of its reflectivity.  Blue oceans and brown rocks will absorb far more heat than the reflective ice caps.  But even moreContinue reading “Global Warming and the Slippery Slope”

It Is Time To Dump The Electoral College


It’s time to dump the Electoral College (January 2011) The 2012 presidential campaign will soon be underway, if it is not already.  No one wants to see another Electoral College tragedy like the one that occurred in 2000.  George W.  Bush was elected by a handful of votes in Florida that overrode the choice ofContinue reading “It Is Time To Dump The Electoral College”

John Calvin and the Twenty-First Century


John Calvin and the Reformed Tradition   The Reformed Tradition The Presbyterian Church (USA) is one of the family of churches that trace their heritage back to John Calvin.  John Calvin published his magnum opus, The Institutes of the Christian Religion in Geneva, Switzerland in 1534.  Calvin was a contemporary of Martin Luther, and shared manyContinue reading “John Calvin and the Twenty-First Century”