On June 24, 1964 in Chautauqua, Bill Ingram had made a bet with his two other brothers: Whomever was the first to pick up a girl at the College Club mixer could have free rein of their mother’s car for the night.
After playwright Lynn Nottage won a Pulitzer Prize in 2009, she said in an interview that she finds her characters and stories in varied places. Sometimes in a newspaper, “obscure historical texts” or dinner party conversations.
The Rev. Joel Hunter continued his series on “Odd Couples” at the Wednesday morning 9:15 a.m. Devotional Hour.
“These odd couples hold our lives in dynamic tension as we grow into the creatures God made us to be,” Hunter said.
His title was “Odd Couples: Believers and Unbelievers” and his text was John 17:13-20.
“Unbelievers are people who don’t believe like you do,” he said. The congregation laughed. “Becky, my wife, sat next to a rabbi on Sunday who said we need to be more radical about our own faith. By radical he meant rooted so that we become more the kind of person we are.”
“The title is suggestive; it is meant to be a puzzlement. Is there something greater than the love of God?” asked the Rev. Marvin McMickle, president of Colgate Rochester Crozer Divinity School, and the Mr. and Mrs. William Uhler Follansbee Memorial Chaplain for Week Five at Chautauqua. His title was “Something Greater than the Love of God,” and his text was Job 1:1-12.
“Most of us have been led to believe that there may not be anything greater than the love of God. Jesus loves me, this I know. Greater love has no man than this. … Now abide these three, faith, hope and love, and the greatest of these is love,” he said. “But what we ought to strive for is trust. Not can we trust God, but can God trust us? Shakespeare said we love all men, and trust but a few.