New Nation Parts 1 & 2
August 30th, 2020
Joshua 22 is a study of accusation and explanation, in two parts.Part One: CIVIL WAR2 1/2 tribes of the 12 tribes of Israel had made a deal with Moses, blessed by God, to settle on the EAST side of th...  Read More
Formed by Worship
August 9th, 2020
As the 12 tribes of Israel were given their portions of the new promised land in Joshua 19, one has to wonder if they ever argued about whether or not it was fair.  Human nature says they would have. ...  Read More
Justice and Peace in the City
August 3rd, 2020
30 years ago, I became a kind of "fugitive" or "refugee" right in our building at UPPC!  I was in junior high and at an all-night lock in.  It was fun, except I had a run-in with a couple bigger, toug...  Read More
What to Do with the Violence in Joshua
June 28th, 2020
This week we looked at a text in Joshua that many of us prefer to skip over: Joshua 10:28-31 and following verses.  After the defeat of Jericho, subsequent battles were fought in a more familiar and v...  Read More
Re-Member Your Story
June 21st, 2020
Note: I'm excited to summarize the message brought today  by our new parish associate, Rev. Dr. Martha Greene.  Make sure you don't miss her powerful message at UPPC.org or UPPC.org/media. We all have...  Read More
This is No Time to Pray
June 15th, 2020
RESPONSIBILITY.  It's a word we all learned as children but may not use enough in our daily adult lives, or our lives as the Church together.The question of responsibility is: "When is the time for ac...  Read More
Sharing Burdens on the Long Walk of Obedience
June 7th, 2020
Joshua 6:2-52 Then the Lord said to Joshua, “See, I have delivered Jericho into your hands, along with its king and its fighting men. 3 March around the city once with all the armed men. Do this for s...  Read More
In the Middle of the Waters
June 3rd, 2020
A few weeks ago we entered into this journey through the book of Joshua, and Pastor Aaron asked the question: What rivers do you have to cross?  “Crossing the river” is a powerful and long-standing me...  Read More
Healing with Solitude (Memorial Day)
May 24th, 2020
On Memorial Day, we remember those who died in service to our country.  That is a unique sacrifice, which creates a unique experience of loss, and causes unique grief that deserves our respect.There i...  Read More
I'm Available
May 17th, 2020
No doubt one day when people are still sitting around campfires telling stories, the story of Rahab will still be told.  In the longer narrative of the Israelites entering the land of Canaan, Joshua 2...  Read More
New Leader, Same Promise
May 10th, 2020
Joshua chapter 1 is like a pistol start to a race at the beginning of the story of Joshua.  It happens quickly but is crucial to the rest of the book.Many times in life, it is essential to keep the “b...  Read More
Joshua: Uncharted Territory
May 3rd, 2020
When in your life have you taken a journey into “uncharted territory?”  Moving home?  Going to college?  Starting or ending a relationship?  Facing an illness?  Starting a family?This is the situation...  Read More