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Matthew Ruffner: What Do the Eyes See?

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15th Sunday after Pentecost - Year A

August 28, 2016

The Rev. Matthew Ruffner (PCUSA)

 

I wonder how many of you sat down to a meal this week--had dinner with a close friend or a family member. Like a real dinner--not in front of the television.

I wonder how many of you had three meals or more this week with a close friend or a family member where a smart phone was not present at the table.

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August 22, 2016

Weekly Sermon Illustration: Humility

The Rev. Frederick Buechner (PCUSA)

In our blog post every Monday we select a reading from the Revised Common Lectionary for the upcoming Sunday, and pair it with a Frederick Buechner reading on the same topic. On August 28, 2016 we will celebrate the Fifteenth Sunday after Pentecost.
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August 28, 2016

Tony Robinson: Take My Hand

The Rev. Anthony Robinson (UCC)

In my travels for work I have been in lots of different churches. A number of the UCC churches I have visited begin their service with words inspired by the God Is Still Speaking Initiative, 'Whoever you are, wherever you are on life's journey, you're welcome here.'
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August 28, 2016

Tony Robinson: Take My Hand

The Rev. Anthony Robinson (UCC)

In my travels for work I have been in lots of different churches. A number of the UCC churches I have visited begin their service with words inspired by the God Is Still Speaking Initiative, 'Whoever you are, wherever you are on life's journey, you're welcome here.'

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August 27, 2016

Carol Howard Merritt: Dying to Leave a Legacy

The Rev. Carol Howard Merritt (PCUSA)

What happens when our congregations are in transition? What happens when the church's ministry is something we have to get out a rearview mirror to see? What if we suddenly foresee the end of our life together? Do we give thought to dying well as congregations?

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August 26, 2016

Bishop Ken Carter: Why We Need Evangelicals

Bishop Kenneth Carter (UMC)

So what does the word 'evangelical' mean? It is not a synonym for conservative. At the same time, liberalism has no future without it. It is not a subgroup within a political party or within a church. Whenever the word 'evangelical' is used in this way, something is deeply wrong.

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August 25, 2016

Bishop Elizabeth Eaton: A Proclivity for Paradox

Bishop Elizabeth Eaton (ELCA)

Wow, Lutherans love paradox! Law and gospel. Saint and sinner. Free and bound. David Swartling, former ELCA secretary, often noted that we are a 'both and church' in an 'either or world.' This proclivity for paradox, or at least the recognition that this is part of the Lutheran tradition, was often cited as a strength during the churchwide conversation phase of Called Forward Together in Christ.

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August 24, 2016

Robin Blair: Helping Young People Lift Their Voices for the Common Good

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Introducing 'Common Good Radio.' In the world where messages are raw and unedited or scripted for a specific purpose for a news cycle or election year, we believe young people must be empowered to know that their voice counts on matters of how we are connected in the human community.

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August 23, 2016

David Crumm: Get ‘Grounded,’ Part 5: Where is God? Perhaps—at dinner

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Dr. Diana Butler Bass (TEC)

This summer, ReadTheSpirit Editor David Crumm and Christian educator Debbie Houghton invite readers to get a copy of Diana Butler Bass’s new “Grounded: Finding God in the World” and read along with us. Over five weeks, David and Debbie have published five reflections on Bass’s book with questions to consider. This week, Debbie offers Part 5, our concluding reflection.

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August 22, 2016

Weekly Sermon Illustration: Humility

The Rev. Frederick Buechner (PCUSA)

In our blog post every Monday we select a reading from the Revised Common Lectionary for the upcoming Sunday, and pair it with a Frederick Buechner reading on the same topic. On August 28, 2016 we will celebrate the Fifteenth Sunday after Pentecost.

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August 22, 2016

ON Scripture: Why Jesus wouldn’t be a Democrat or Republican (Luke 14: 1, 7-14) By Billy Honor

ON Scripture: The Bible

The Rev. Billy Honor (PCUSA)

If you just listened to the current presidential candidates talk, you’d think the United States is a nation comprised of only rich and middle class individuals. Almost nothing in their speeches, party platforms and interviews would tell you that approximately 47 million citizens live in poverty in what is clearly the richest nation in the world.

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August 21, 2016

Wayne Meisel: Suicide, Job Loss, & The Vulnerability Of Men In Their 50s

The Rev. Wayne Meisel (PCUSA)

Twelve months ago, my friend Pat took his life by jumping off the George Washington Bridge. I never imagined that something like that could happen. In April, I’d spoken at the 10th anniversary of his program at work. In May, I’d presented him with a national award. On the last day of June, I’d spoken at his retirement party. In July, I was preparing his memorial service.

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August 20, 2016

Tony Robinson: Mouth Guard

The Rev. Anthony Robinson (UCC)

There is a time to speak up and to speak out; and there is a time to be quiet, to refrain from speaking — even though we may wish with all that is in us to speak. So, here the Psalmist asks God to, 'Set a guard at my mouth, a watcher at the gate of my lips."'

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