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Debunking Religion
07/07/2013

Debunking Religion: Born Again?”

Robin McGonigle University Congregational Church July 7, 2013 “Debunking Religion: Born Again?” John 3: 1-17 For 11 years, a man named Merhan Karimi Nasseri was a man without a country. For 11 years he lived in a Paris airport. Now, I’ve been to the Paris airport a couple of times, and I’ve never seen any […]

06/30/2013

Debunking Religion Dirt, Greed & Sex

Robin McGonigle University Congregational Church June 30, 2013 “Dirt, Greed & Sex” Lev. 11-18 excerpts Luke 6:35-38. With the overturn of DOMA by the Supreme Court this week, and the struggles in California about Proposition 8, I thought we might want to debunk the Levitical laws on purity, property, and sexuality today. First, I want […]

06/16/2013

Debunking Religion Good God, Why Evil

Robin McGonigle University Congregational Church June 16, 2013 “Debunking Religion: Good God, Why Evil?” Romans 8:28-37 A husband suffering with Alzheimer’s, his memory getting worse, his driver’s license taken away, his dignity shattered. A daughter in ill health – watching as she declines, grows weaker, withers away. A vibrant young man with a college degree, […]

06/09/2013

Debunking Religion Heaven and Hell

Robin McGonigle University Congregational Church June 9, 2013 “Debunking Religion: Heaven & Hell” Luke 10:25-28 If you watch “Two and ½ Men”, you know the character played by Charlie Sheen (and loosely based on Sheen’s personality). Charlie prides himself on his bachelor/playboy lifestyle in Malibu and drives a Mercedes, a Ferrari and used to own […]

06/02/2013

Debunking Religion The 2nd Coming

Robin McGonigle University Congregational Church June 2, 2013 “Debunking Religion: The 2nd Coming” Acts 1:11 “Are we there yet?” I wish I had a dollar for every time Eric and I heard that on our family vacations. • 10 minutes out of the driveway, “Are we there yet?” • Every time we stopped for gas […]

05/26/2013

Debunking Religion: Communion

Robin McGonigle University Congregational Church May 26, 2013 “Debunking Religion: Communion” Acts 2:43-47 I can smell it now – my Grandma’s bread baking in the oven. Homemade bread. The aroma, even in my imagination, can make my mouth water. • Yeast bread • Cinnamon bread It didn’t matter. I knew when that bread was ready, […]

05/19/2013

Debunking Religion: Original Sin

Robin McGonigle University Congregational Church May 19, 2013 Debunking Religion: Original Sin Genesis 3:8-24 A few years ago, a licensed therapist who was part of my congregation asked if I could help her with a client who believed that she was going to hell. No matter how good she tried to be, she had been […]

05/05/2013

Debunking Religion:The Bible

Robin McGonigle University Congregational Church May 5, 2013 “Debunking Religion: The Bible” Psalm 19:7-10 Next week, Eric and I are headed to Williamsburg, Virginia, where our son, Adam, is graduating from William & Mary Law School. The last time we were in Virginia, we took the opportunity to visit some Presidential homes – Montpellier, Mt. […]

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