Are Our Sermons Hitting Home?

by Rev. Dr. Robert R. LaRochelle   It has long been a well-established ‘given’ that the sermon plays a crucial role in any worship service. The importance of the preached word was a valuable insight of and priority established in … Read More


by Rev. Dr. Robert R. LaRochelle The following are some rather established facts regarding the current state of institutionalized religion in the United States: 1. Traditional mainline denominations have experienced a significant decline in numbers. 2. Mergers and cooperative arrangements … Read More

Talking about God

by Rev. Dr. Robert R. LaRochelle [ene_ptp]At my church, as at most, I would suppose, we offer a regular program of adult education. Over the course of time, I have led sessions on a variety of topics ranging from social … Read More

The Dangers of Religious Illiteracy

by Rev. Dr. Robert R. LaRochelle   At this point in our culture, three significant realities are operating at one and the same time:[ene_ptp] There is significant variety in the different religious perspectives held by Americans and the number of … Read More