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The Courage of Easter People

John 14:23-29

6th Sunday of Easter - Year C

May 01, 2016

Lindsay Popper (UCC)

 

It is after dinner in an upper room. They are reclining, these disciples, leaning on each other's chests, their freshly-washed feet propped up. They have had Passover dinners before, but none like this.

Never before at Passover had a teacher removed his robe and knelt on the floor by a basin, washing his disciples' dusty feet one by one.

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April 28, 2016

Godric's Musing

The Rev. Frederick Buechner (PCUSA)

This is a Day1 Key Voice article by The Rev. Frederick Buechner.
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The Rev. Dr. Kenneth L. Samuel Article

May 01, 2016

Kenneth L. Samuel: We All Have Our Moments

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

I totally understand the push to live in the moment. To totally show up in real time is always needful. But at times, we've all been consumed by moments of anger, regret, sorrow and anguish. And sometimes these moments last for weeks, months and years.
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Day1 Faith & Science Series 5: David Wood - The Image of God and the Secret of Life

The Rev. David Wood (ABCUSA)

The Rev. David Wood, senior minister of Glencoe Union Church in Glencoe, IL, probes the implications of the discovery of DNA and the theological notion of the Image of God. This video is part of the Day1 Faith & Science in the 21st Century Series, made possible through the support of a grant by the John Templeton Foundation.
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May 01, 2016

Kenneth L. Samuel: We All Have Our Moments

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

I totally understand the push to live in the moment. To totally show up in real time is always needful. But at times, we've all been consumed by moments of anger, regret, sorrow and anguish. And sometimes these moments last for weeks, months and years.

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April 30, 2016

Presiding Bishop Elizabeth Eaton: Can We Answer the Question 'Why?'

Bishop Elizabeth Eaton (ELCA)

Once for continuing education I signed up for an introduction to philosophy course at the community college. I was a music education major in college and never had any philosophy courses. Since philosophy and theology are so closely related, I thought it was about time that I became better acquainted with the Western philosophical tradition. So off I went to learn how the great philosophers have addressed the questions of human existence.

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April 29, 2016

David Crumm: Retired bishop John Spong on rediscovering Matthew’s Jewish roots

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David Crumm

Spring is the perfect season to explore John Shelby Spong’s new book, Biblical Literalism: A Gentile Heresy. First, look past the book’s title—those words are a publisher’s way of reminding readers of the controversy retired Bishop 'Jack' Spong has sparked throughout most of his career. Yes, this new book is a provocative re-interpretation of gospel stories and some Christians will disagree with Spong, as usual. But, there’s so much more than mere 'controversy' in this book!

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April 28, 2016

Godric's Musing

The Rev. Frederick Buechner (PCUSA)

This is a Day1 Key Voice article by The Rev. Frederick Buechner.

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April 28, 2016

Anthony Robinson: The Hearing Aid Revelation

The Rev. Anthony Robinson (UCC)

Either she had eaten it, which seemed ridiculous, or she had sailed it across the room with a flick of a curious paw. 'It' was my recently acquired left hearing aid, which I quite liked and which was, besides that, plenty expensive. The 'she' was our cat, George.

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April 27, 2016

Kenneth L. Samuel: Life and Liberty

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

Our approach to the tomb of the one who took back all of his power by refusing to succumb to the forces of death and despair never really gets old. Confidence in God's desire to give life through death and life despite death is an assurance that we can never get enough of.

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April 26, 2016

Paul Wallace: How to Talk to Creationists

The Rev. Dr. Paul Wallace (CBF)

I received a note from a youth pastor last week. He is fascinated by science but works in a Midwestern church that leans heavily toward Young Earth Creationism. He asked me: 'When you’ve had conversations with staunch creationists, how do you present the science-Christianity relationship in a way that doesn’t immediately turn them off?'

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April 25, 2016

Weekly Sermon Illustration: Light

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 May 1, 2016 we will celebrate the Sixth Sunday of Easter.

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April 25, 2016

ON Scripture: Seeking Wholeness in an Inherently Flawed System (John 5:1-9) By Dr. Raj Nadella

ON Scripture: The Bible

John 5 tells the story of Jesus encountering many sick people, who were lying by the pool of Bethesda in hopes of getting healed. The pool, that was opposite Fortress Antonia, had a reputation for healing the sick. According to a tradition, an angel stirs the waters occasionally and the first one to enter the pool after that would be healed.

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April 24, 2016

Brett Younger: Isn’t it a shame that Jesus never went on a marriage retreat?

The Rev. Dr. Brett Younger (CBF)

Welcome to our Christian Marriage Enrichment Retreat! Good luck to all you happy couples! Calling it a 'retreat' makes it sound like we are losing the war, but this weekend will be an attack on all the ways you are not who you ought to be as a couple!

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