Author Archives: Steve LaMotte

About Steve LaMotte

Husband and father of three amazing children. Campus Minister of Wesley College in Dover, Delaware. Pastor at Hope United Methodist Church in Dover, Delaware. Elder in the Pen-Del Conference. Fan of the Pittsburgh Pirates and Steelers. Lover of music that makes hipsters cringe.

Against a Shithole Theology

In the the 1st chapter of John’s Gospel, Jesus is calling the first disciples. When Jesus called Phillip, from Peter and Andrew’s hometown, he seems pretty excited. So excited that he goes and finds Nathanael and tells him: “We have found … Continue reading

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2017 Best Books List

I realize that most of these list get done at the end of the year- but I’m writing on New Year’s Day. So as 2018 begins I’ll look back on my favorite books of the year. Biggest Impact Books of … Continue reading

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New Room 2017 Recap

I had the opportunity to attend the New Room Conference in Nashville, TN on September 20-22nd . This was the 2nd time in the last three years that I was able to attend. This year’s conference was head and shoulders … Continue reading

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Flags, Anthems, Trees, and Forests

I attended seminary in Philadelphia. It was a lot different experience than growing up in rural Western Pennsylvania or attending college in rural Kentucky. I can remember sitting in a ‘touchy-feely’ class, where we would share our experiences and how … Continue reading

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Finding Joy in God’s Presence

One of the lessons I remember from my days as a teenager in Youth Group in Sheakleyville United Methodist Church was learning about the attributes of God. I can remember sitting on the chancel steps as Pastor Gary taught us … Continue reading

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Slow Down

This past Sunday, when I got home from church, I found our oldest daughter on the couch with tears in her eyes. I thought, perhaps, that she may have been in a time-out and was upset about it. So I … Continue reading

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Speaking Truth to Empires

I have been reading a lot of NT Wright lately (How God Became King and The Day the Revolution Began). There is a passage in HGBK that seems to speak to our role as Christians today when it comes to … Continue reading

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