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Gone Fishin’

30, May, 2023Posted by :Benjamin Halliburton

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This will be my final blog post/devotion for quite some time; if you haven’t yet heard, the Elders have generously given me a sabbatical for the entire month of July in honor [...]

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Father Time is Undefeated

02, May, 2023Posted by :Benjamin Halliburton

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In February of 2022, NFL quarterback Tom Brady made headlines when he announced his retirement. After all, he is the greatest quarterback of all time; even residents of Indianapoli [...]

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The Horrible Cross

04, April, 2023Posted by :Benjamin Halliburton

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This past Sunday, we sang “The Wonderful Cross”. Christians, knowing what we know – namely, that the cross was not the end of Jesus’s life, and that God wou [...]

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Help Wanted

07, March, 2023Posted by :Benjamin Halliburton

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At our annual Congregational Meeting in December, we made two important announcements: first, that Associate Minister Zach Ellsworth (and his wife Hanna) would be shifting away fro [...]

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All You Need is Love

31, January, 2023Posted by :Benjamin Halliburton

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It’s February – which means that countless young, starstruck lovers will soon be frantically searching for the most original way possible to express their love for thei [...]

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Death of a Pope

03, January, 2023Posted by :Benjamin Halliburton

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By now you’ve likely heard that Pope Benedict XVI – AKA, Joseph Ratzinger – died over the weekend. Pope Benedict was unique for a number of reasons: he was the fi [...]

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CONGREGATIONAL Meeting 2022

06, December, 2022Posted by :Benjamin Halliburton

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For many years now, the first or second Sunday in December at PVCC features our yearly Congregational Meeting. This isn’t just because we think it’s a good idea; it&#82 [...]

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The Unhelpful John Tetzel

01, November, 2022Posted by :Benjamin Halliburton

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This past Sunday, we drew attention to “Reformation Day”: the day Protestants remember Martin Luther’s posting his Ninety Five Theses on the church door at Witten [...]

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“Remember Your Leaders”

03, October, 2022Posted by :Benjamin Halliburton

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When you first read the title above, you may have assumed: “Oh great; one of my church’s leaders feels the need to write about how important HE is, and to remind us how [...]

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If Not for the Grace of God, Go I

06, September, 2022Posted by :Benjamin Halliburton

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Last week, I read a news story about a prominent church leader getting into trouble. This certainly isn’t anything new; we see this happen far too often, from far too many Ch [...]

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