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The Rev. Dr. Barbara K. Lundblad

Truth and Consequences

Mark 6:14-29

7th Sunday after Pentecost - Year B

July 12, 2015

The Rev. Dr. Barbara K. Lundblad (ELCA)

This is a story we don't want to hear. But we heard it because the lectionary handed it to us. Don't worry if you've never heard of the lectionary. It's enough to know that in many churches, the Sunday readings follow a three-year cycle. So the last time we heard this story was in 2012. We didn't want to hear the story then either, but this year it sounds even more ominous. When we last heard this story, beheading someone seemed a thing of the past. But now the past is present. We've seen pictures of men in orange jumpsuits, kneeling before they were beheaded. We have felt the anguish of families whose sons were beheaded--aid workers, journalists, 21 Coptic Christians. And there are other people whose names we'll never know, including Iraqi Muslims. Their stories are not in our news.

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The Rev. Frederick Buechner Article

July 06, 2015

Weekly Sermon Illustration: Herod Antipas

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 July 12, 2015 we will celebrate The Seventh Sunday After Pentecost.
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The Rev. Dr. Kenneth L. Samuel Article

July 07, 2015

Kenneth Samuel: I Got the Message

The Rev. Dr. Kenneth L. Samuel (UCC)

So many things can keep us distracted in church. The temperature is too hot or too cold. A child is playing under the pews or in the aisle. An insect is flying about. The cell phone won't stop vibrating and texts and pics won't stop coming.
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Dr. Joanna Adams on "30 Good Minutes" - On Not Keeping Score

The Rev. Dr. Joanna Adams (PCUSA)

What is the most important message faith has to tell in a world that is filled with vengeance, bitterness and violence? It is, I believe, the message of forgiveness. That is God's antidote to human sin and destruction.
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July 07, 2015

Kenneth Samuel: I Got the Message

The Rev. Dr. Kenneth L. Samuel (UCC)

So many things can keep us distracted in church. The temperature is too hot or too cold. A child is playing under the pews or in the aisle. An insect is flying about. The cell phone won't stop vibrating and texts and pics won't stop coming.

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July 06, 2015

Weekly Sermon Illustration: Herod Antipas

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 July 12, 2015 we will celebrate The Seventh Sunday After Pentecost.

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July 06, 2015

Tough Love (A Sermon on 1 John 4:7-12)

The Rev. James Ellis, III (other)

The legendary soul singer, Tina Turner once asked the world, "What's love got to do with it?" For Christians, God's love and our response to God's love, in loving others, makes the world go-round. But how we understand love is critical, and that appears at times to be taking an interpretive turn for the worst.

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July 06, 2015

ON Scripture: We are Family: Why The Affordable Care Act Matters (2 Samuel 6) By Cari Jackson

ON Scripture: The Bible

In these past weeks, I have reflected and been moved to tears about the U.S. Supreme Court decision on the Affordable Care Act in the midst of what has come to be known as 'the 10 days in June’'. These 10 days also included the SCOTUS ruling on national marriage equality, and the murders and arsons of black churches. As I have reflected on this intense moment of our history I have thought a lot about the covenants that formed this nation – covenants to be a family.

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July 05, 2015

Carl McColman: Life is a Pilgrimage — So Embrace the Journey: Christine Valters Painter's new book, The Soul of a Pilgrim

Carl McColman (other)

Christine Valters Painter is one of the most creative and visionary of spiritual directors with a meaningful online presence. Her website, Abbey of the Arts, functions as a sort of 'cyber-cloister,' a place of quiet presence and spiritual nurture where participants are invited to encounter God not only through the words and practices of contemplative spirituality, but also — and perhaps more significantly — through creative expression.

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July 04, 2015

Frederick Schmidt: 7 Reasons Why the Church Should Learn to Disagree

The Rev. Dr. Frederick Schmidt (TEC)

According to experts great and small, we’ve lost our ability to disagree. Rather than discuss our differences and stay in conversation with one another, we go on the attack. We belittle, judge, and demonize one another. And, when all else fails, we walk away.

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July 03, 2015

Brett Younger: Confessions of a Seminary Professor

The Rev. Dr. Brett Younger (CBF)

Followers of Christ are to become uninterested in position, prestige, or publicity—even if they are seminary professors.

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July 02, 2015

Derek Penwell: Can Evangelicals and Christians Coexist in America?

The Rev. Dr. Derek Penwell (CC(DC))

Tradition, orthodoxy, precedent … all have a nasty habit of changing over time, and thus disappointing those who so vigorously contend that 'God’s word is unchanging.'

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July 01, 2015

Martin Copenhaver: From My to Our

The Rev. Martin Copenhaver (UCC)

Researchers at the University of Pennsylvania have been studying our use of pronouns in Facebook posts. They discovered that the use of first-person singular pronouns like I and me is higher among younger users. Older folks tend to use more first-person plural pronouns, like we and our.

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June 30, 2015

Frederick Schmidt: 6 things people need to hear from churches (but are rarely said)

The Rev. Dr. Frederick Schmidt (TEC)

Frankly, I’m not convinced that the statistics charted by Pew are even 'a trend.' It could be argued that Americans are just getting honest about how disenchanted they are with church. Trend or not, the disenchantment can be traced to six things that people need to hear from churches, but are rarely said...

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