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The Rev. David Lewicki

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Leviticus 19:1-2, 15-18

20th Sunday after Pentecost - Year A

October 26, 2014

The Rev. David Lewicki (PCUSA)

When you heard today's text was from Leviticus, some of you got uneasy. Maybe you got fired up that the preacher was going to tackle one of the gnarliest books in the Bible. Leviticus is not a benign book.

Is there a biblical book with a worse reputation? Even if you've never read Leviticus, you've heard other people who've said they've read it, and because of them you're positive you don't need to read it. You know; it's got that one verse used to judge gay and lesbian Christians. You may also know it contains dozens of very specific prohibitions of very commonplace behaviors.

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The Rev. Frederick Buechner Article

October 20, 2014

Weekly Sermon Illustration: We All Must Live In Faith

The Rev. Frederick Buechner (PCUSA)

This is a Day1 Key Voice article by The Rev. Frederick Buechner.
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October 24, 2014

Jamie Jenkins: Dreams May Take Time

The Rev. Dr. Jamie Jenkins (UMC)

Ancient Corinth controlled the two major harbors and thus command of the trade routes between Asia and Rome. In those days small ships were often dragged across the isthmus on a paved road. Larger ships unloaded their cargo, which was then carried across the isthmus and then reloaded onto other ships.
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Bill Flippin Jr.: Door Wars

The Rev. William Flippin, Jr. (ELCA)

Pastor Bill Flippin Jr. believes the church can learn something from Detroit's truck door wars, and begin opening new doors for all. Watch this powerful Day1 Reflection.
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October 24, 2014

Jamie Jenkins: Dreams May Take Time

The Rev. Dr. Jamie Jenkins (UMC)

Ancient Corinth controlled the two major harbors and thus command of the trade routes between Asia and Rome. In those days small ships were often dragged across the isthmus on a paved road. Larger ships unloaded their cargo, which was then carried across the isthmus and then reloaded onto other ships.

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October 23, 2014

Marcus Borg: Remembering Our Death: What May Be at Stake

Dr. Marcus Borg (TEC)

A great change has occurred in the rituals, formal and informal, surrounding dying and death in North America. Here and in other contemporary western cultures, our customary practices around dying and death, have changed dramatically. For millennia, both were part of the familiar fabric of human experience. But no longer.

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October 22, 2014

David Lose: What Do We Talk About at Church?

The Rev. Dr. David Lose (ELCA)

Beyond the hit-and-miss conversations around coffee hour, do we talk about any of the things that really matter to us in church? And if we don’t, what do we talk about? Budgets, who’s going to teach Sunday school, carpet color, what?

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October 21, 2014

Carol Howard Merritt: Shame and Guilt

The Rev. Carol Howard Merritt (PCUSA)

A few weeks ago, Meredith Gould mentioned something on Twitter that made me pause. She was in a discussion with someone else, and I was eavesdropping on the conversation, because that’s what we do on Twitter. She mentioned that there was a difference between guilt and shame.

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October 20, 2014

Weekly Sermon Illustration: We All Must Live In Faith

The Rev. Frederick Buechner (PCUSA)

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

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October 20, 2014

ON Scripture: Reformation Then and Now - Dismantling Walls Today (Psalm 46) by Dirk G. Lange

ON Scripture: The Bible

Every system, every culture, every community risks succumbing to the temptation of shutting borders and protecting an identity. We are quickly seduced into the illusion of absolute control and power.

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October 19, 2014

Kenneth Samuel: Specificity

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

When the Apostle Paul stood before Felix, the Roman governor of ancient Palestine, he was accused of troublemaking and inciting riots among the Jewish people. In his defense, Paul argues that his beliefs and religious practices are very much in line with his accusers.

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October 18, 2014

Marcus Borg: What Would It Have Been Like to Be A Companion of Jesus?

Dr. Marcus Borg (TEC)

What is your 75 second (about 150 words) summary of the Jesus you believe in and love? Or your 75 second summary of the Jesus you are uncertain about or indifferent to or reject?

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October 17, 2014

Greg Garrett: Not Your Father's Francis: Jon Sweeney's "When Saint Francis Saved the Church"

Greg Garrett (TEC)

Unlike Christians of the past 500 years who focused on doctrine, Francis operated more like contemporary believers, who focus on correct practice.

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October 16, 2014

Jamie Jenkins: Fitting In--Or Not?

The Rev. Dr. Jamie Jenkins (UMC)

When I was eight years old my family moved from a rural community in south Alabama to the city. We lived just a few blocks from the heart of downtown Mobile. My parents were uneducated working class people. It is certainly accurate to say we were not affluent.

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