Scarritt Bennett Center Blog

God’s Peace Within

Posted 1.13.20 - God’s Peace Within: The peace that Jesus gave his disciples and to us when he said: Peace I leave with you, my peace I give to you” is a peace that is in the midst of the world’s and our own tumult,...

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Following Yonder Star

Posted 12.30.19 - This hymn tells the story of the appearance of the wise men at the Bethlehem stable, but it also relates the story of Christ’s journey from the manger to the resurrection. Note that gold is a symbol of Jesus as King; frankincense...

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Joseph Dearest, Joseph Mine

Posted 12.16.19 - There are few hymns written about Joseph or about the relationship between Mary and Joseph. In the first stanza of this hymn Mary asks Joseph for help in raising “the child divine.” In the second stanza, Joseph responds and indicates his love...

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Fulfilled Is the Promise

Posted 12.9.19 - Fulfilled is the promise, a Savior is born; with loud acclamation we hallow the morn!“To God in the highest all glory,” we sing and welcome the advent of Jesus our King!...

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Advent

Posted 11.18.19 - Advent is a time of waiting, watching, anticipating, and preparing for the coming of Jesus. It is a time to rethink one’s priorities; a time to seek God’s forgiveness and the forgiveness of friends and family for hurtful words and actions; a...

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Sing Justice, Sing Mercy, Sing Peace

Posted 11.4.19 - The Hebrew prophets had a lot to say about justice. Amos admonished the people to “let justice roll down like waters, and righteous like an ever-flowing stream.” Micah talked of the Lord requiring us to do justice. ...

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The Story as Told by Those Inspired by God

Posted 10.28.19 - Brian Wren, an ordained British Congregational minister, teacher and hymn writer wrote the hymn “Deep in the Shadows of the Past.” He wrote it “to tell the story of the Bible in a manner acceptable to different understandings of its authority and...

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Multiculturalism

Posted 10.23.19 - We live in a multicultural society. It has always been so, but only in recent years have we said so. In the past, the recognized cultures in the United States were primarily European in origin – Irish, German Scandinavian, Italian, etc. Also...

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