Taking 1 Corinthians 13 off the pedestal

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Sunday I preached at 2 churches on 1 Corinthians 13, and the sermon was entitled “Off the Pedestal.”  In this photo you see me at the pulpit and I brought a pedestal and artistic vase with me as a prop to make the point of the sermon. Later in my message I remove the vase and place it on the ground. Below the photo is the message transcript. Audio link here if you’d like to listen. Only 20 minutes.
This eloquent description of love is familiar to many people. I’ve seen it framed and hanging on the wall in homes, even of people that don’t attend church. My point is that it is broadly admired even by the non-religious. We also associate it with weddings, as it is a common Scripture reading for a marriage ceremony.

Perhaps you are wondering about this prop I brought with me – a pedestal…

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My name is James Pate. This blog is about my journey. I read books. I watch movies and TV shows. I go to church. I try to find meaning. And, when I can’t do that, I just talk about stuff that I find interesting. I have degrees in fields of religious studies. I have an M.Phil. in the History of Biblical Interpretation from Hebrew Union College in Cincinnati, Ohio. I also have an M.A. in Hebrew Bible from Jewish Theological Seminary, an M.Div. from Harvard Divinity School, and a B.A. from DePauw University.
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