Sunday, September 4, 2011

Mah Nishtana

Protestants tend to see church as something you "go to", and religion as something you "do", usually on Sunday. Sometime in the past century, we turned religious matters over to the professionals, and, as a result, biblical illiteracy is now a frightening reality. "Most Christians", George Gallup says, "don't know what they believe or why."

Jews, on the other hand, tend to see religion as a story one lives out, and religion as primarily a family affair. That's reflected in the text for today describing the first Passover and in Jewish Pesach practice down to today.

We might well, with the youngest child at the Seder, ask "Mah Nishtana?" "What's different?" Join the congregation of Community Presbyterian Church of Bellefonte, KY and the Chapel of St. Starbuck for this week's sermon from Exodus 12:1-14, "Mah Nishtana" by clicking HERE, or download a pdf copy 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

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