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The Rev. Joe Evans

We Do Not Know How to Pray

Romans 8:26-39

7th Sunday after Pentecost - Year A

July 27, 2014

The Rev. Joseph Evans (PCUSA)

The National Day of Prayer is recognized in Columbia, Tennessee, where I serve First Presbyterian Church as pastor; and so, thanks to the Kiwanis Club, I was invited to join a group of religious and civic leaders to pray on the steps of the courthouse.

It was a beautiful day; the sun was shining. I said a nice prayer for commerce. That was the general area my prayer was to cover--then there were prayers for schools, for those who serve in the armed forces, for children, for parents--all were prayed for. These prayers were fervent, if a little long winded, and so I was only a little surprised that during a prayer for our churches someone in the crowed passed out; and while the EMTs were called, as the ambulance's siren wailed, we went on praying, not daring to raise our heads or open our eyes because once you've started praying it seems important to stay the course.

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The Rev. Frederick Buechner Article

July 21, 2014

Weekly Sermon Illustration: God's Love

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 27, 2014 we will celebrate the Seventh Sunday after Pentecost.
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The Rev. Kurt Lammi Article

July 23, 2014

Pastor Kurt Lammi: A Promise for Preachers

The Rev. Kurt Lammi (ELCA)

In Matthew 13:31-32, Jesus tells the parables about the mustard seed and the yeast. For preachers like you and me, it can be easy to talk about how these parables are subversive. It’s not just about how little things turn in to great big things. It’s more about how the Kingdom of God takes over everything around it. But it can still be difficult for preachers like us to believe it.
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We Are Not Here Anymore - Casey Baggott

The Rev. Dr. Casey Baggott (UCC)

The Rev. Dr. Casey Baggott shows us how to get back on course with God when we have lost our way spiritually.
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July 23, 2014

Pastor Kurt Lammi: A Promise for Preachers

The Rev. Kurt Lammi (ELCA)

In Matthew 13:31-32, Jesus tells the parables about the mustard seed and the yeast. For preachers like you and me, it can be easy to talk about how these parables are subversive. It’s not just about how little things turn in to great big things. It’s more about how the Kingdom of God takes over everything around it. But it can still be difficult for preachers like us to believe it.

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July 23, 2014

Darkwood Brew: Forgiveness, Part 3: Kissing Cousins

Darkwood Brew

Should you forgive and forget? Is anything unforgivable? Are there times when you shouldn’t forgive? Darkwood Brew Executive Director Rev. Eric Elnes, Ph.D., and popular series guest Rev. Bruce Van Blair are front and center for a provocative and surprising examination of the Christian concept of forgiveness. Part 3: Is forgiveness ever optional?

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July 22, 2014

David Crumm interviews Dr. Robert Wicks on Restoring Perspective

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David Crumm

Psychologist Dr. Robert J. Wicks is known around the world for helping to restore lives traumatized by such conflicts. He has served in the wake of massive tragedies, such as conflicts that swept across Rwanda and Cambodia. He regularly helps aid workers, medical professionals as well as men and women serving in the U.S. military.

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July 22, 2014

Joanna Adams: In Touch Too Much

The Rev. Dr. Joanna Adams (PCUSA)

Not all of us, but many, are busy. We live according to calendars that are overflowing with commitments.

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July 21, 2014

Weekly Sermon Illustration: God's Love

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 27, 2014 we will celebrate the Seventh Sunday after Pentecost.

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July 21, 2014

ON Scripture: More than Conquerors: Romans 8:26-39 & Disability By Jaime Clark-Soles

ON Scripture

I hope you’ve all read or seen The Fault in Our Stars by now. Each of the main characters has a disability: Gus has prosthesis after his leg is amputated; Hazel remains on an oxygen tank due to faulty lungs; Isaac becomes blind during the course of the movie. I wonder how this verse from Romans would play with Hazel, Gus, Isaac, or anyone who loves them: 'We know that all things work together for good for those who love God, who are called according to his purpose' (Romans 8:28 NRS)?

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July 20, 2014

Debra Darvick reviews Robert J. Wicks’ book ‘Perspective’

Debra Darvick

I thought of an old entry in my journal when Robert J. Wicks’ book 'Perspective: The Calm Within the Storm' came my way. Instead of time and distance, Wicks guides readers to perspective by 'improv[ing] our sense of reality and acceptance of it.'

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July 20, 2014

Chuck Queen: Joel Osteen and the Scandalous Gospel of Jesus

The Rev. Dr. Chuck Queen (CBF)

Part 5: Progressive Reflections on Traditional Christian Themes. Joel Osteen has been deemed by many as America’s pastor. I scanned Joel Osteen’s book, Your Best Life Now, in search of any serious reflection or discussion on the life, teaching, and death of Jesus and his call to discipleship as presented in the Gospels. It’s not there.

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July 19, 2014

David Lose: The Rise of the Introvert

The Rev. Dr. David Lose (ELCA)

We live in a world that seems tailored to extroverts. As a result, introverts – essentially people who recharge and find energy from more solitary and contemplative pursuits rather than by interacting with groups of others – often feel overlooked and undervalued.

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July 19, 2014

Brett Younger: Worship?

The Rev. Dr. Brett Younger (CBF)

Consumer driven worship leads people to the misunderstanding that worship is about our likes and dislikes and not about our commitment to God. Worship is not supposed to be easy. If worship was easy, everyone would worship.

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