Sunday, August 21, 2011

God Within

Sixty years ago I was taught about the "Gotcha God" the God way up there in heaven who watched over everything I did so as to assure that I'd be punished for everything, including those things I got away with because my parents were distracted and didn't notice them. The Gotcha God is God Without -- an external force that just judges.

This week, the Chapel of St. Starbuck received a visit from the Hon. Jeremiah Bainworthy, a candidate for the US Congress, and a believer in dominion theology -- the understanding that Christians are called to a task of world domination. Join the congregation of the Chapel of St. Starbuck and Community Presbyterian Church of Bellefonte, KY for this week's sermon from Romans 12:1-8 and Matthew 16:13-20, "God Within" by clicking HERE.

Community Presbyterian Church of Bellefonte, Kentucky, was built on the casting floor of a 19th Century iron blast furnace. We use "The Casting Floor" as an image for the power of the Spirit to form us. Visit us at


  1. Stew -- I'm joining because I like your sense of humor and I like so many of the things you have posted. I recently joined the Episcopal Church and am very happy there -- especially with a 10 minute homily instead of a long sermon -- BUT - sometimes I like a well though out sermon -- but I'd rather read one than sit through one -- My reading skills are good and fast -- my listening skills give out after a short time. Is there anywhere you have posted a written version of your sermons?

  2. Sure! Let me see if I can think of a way to do it. Until then, text is at