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The Rev. Pendleton Peery

The Reality of Christmas

Luke 1:26-38

4th Sunday of Advent - Year B

December 21, 2014

The Rev. Pendleton Peery (PCUSA)

 

If your house and your life are anything like my house and my life at this time of year, then maybe we should spend these next 15 minutes in silent meditation.

It is four days before Christmas. 

Many of us have family coming into town if they are not here already. 

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December 17, 2014

An Advent Song (A Sermon on Mary's Magnificat)

The Rev. Chris Thomas (CBF)

A good song provokes us to thoughtful reflection, maybe even to action. Mary's song of praise is no different.
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December 18, 2014

Carol Howard Merritt: 'Mockingjay' and Monitoring Minors

The Rev. Carol Howard Merritt (PCUSA)

My daughter came home from school—elementary school—reading a book that she absolutely could not put down. Then she starts telling me the plot. 'Kids kill one another.'
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Three marble panels from Italian sculptor Luca della Robbia’s famed organ loft created for Florence Cathedral traveled to the U.S. for the first time for this exhibition at the High Museum of Art in Atlanta, GA
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December 18, 2014

Carol Howard Merritt: 'Mockingjay' and Monitoring Minors

The Rev. Carol Howard Merritt (PCUSA)

My daughter came home from school—elementary school—reading a book that she absolutely could not put down. Then she starts telling me the plot. 'Kids kill one another.'

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December 17, 2014

Lillian Daniel: Do You Like Surprises?

The Rev. Dr. Lillian Daniel (UCC)

When Mary found out she was pregnant with the Son of God, she responded to the surprise with joy and delight.

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December 17, 2014

An Advent Song (A Sermon on Mary's Magnificat)

The Rev. Chris Thomas (CBF)

A good song provokes us to thoughtful reflection, maybe even to action. Mary's song of praise is no different.

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December 17, 2014

Marcus Borg: Has Christmas Been Swallowed by the Miraculous?

Dr. Marcus Borg (TEC)

For Christians, Advent (as its Latin etymology affirms) is about the coming of Jesus, in the past and the future. His first more than 2000 years ago when he was born into a historical life of humility and vulnerability; and his second in the future when he will return as judge of the living and the dead and establish God’s kingdom on earth. The first is more emphasized. How many Christmas cards have you seen that highlight the second coming?

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December 16, 2014

Susan Baller-Shepard: Welcome Home! Amidst Torture and 'Man's Inhumanity to Man'

The Rev. Susan Baller-Shepard (PCUSA)

As Christians, celebrating the season of Advent, the glory of humanity, and the horror of the human condition come into view.

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December 16, 2014

I Will Light a Candle For You

The Rev. Benjamin Pratt (UMC)

Ben Pratt shares a new story about a special kind of gift.

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December 16, 2014

Kenneth Samuel: Dominion

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

I got my license to drive when I was seventeen. I couldn't wait to sit in the driver's seat, with no one in the car to nag me about speed limits and stop signs and yellow lights and passing pedestrians. I was interested in speed, and I thought that once I got my license, I would be in control. I considered driving to be a right, not a privilege.

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December 15, 2014

Weekly Sermon Illustration: Gabriel

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 December 21, 2014 we will celebrate the Fourth Sunday of Advent.

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December 15, 2014

ON Scripture: The Self-Righteous System and the Prophetic Task (2 Samuel 7:1-11, 16) by Brennan Breed

ON Scripture: The Bible

Raising awareness, organizing protest and economic pressure, ideological critique, and lobbying for legislation: these echo the prophetic options available to the biblical prophets, and they remain the options that seem to hold the possibility for positive change. What if these do not bring about change?

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December 14, 2014

Tony Robinson: Determined

The Rev. Anthony Robinson (UCC)

As an Advent virtue, determination reminds us that what it means to be people of faith is that we aren't there yet, but to not give up. But so far as I can tell, that doesn't describe Advent alone. It describes life.

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