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The Very Rev. Samuel G. Candler

Sam Candler: A Chasing After Wind

Ecclesiastes 1:1,12-14

11th Sunday after Pentecost - Year C

July 31, 2016

The Very Rev. Samuel G. Candler (TEC)

How amazing it is that the Book of Ecclesiastes is even in the Bible. It is a dark and skeptical book, known primarily for its despair that anything worthwhile can ever come of our earthly strivings. "Vanity, vanity, all is vanity," it begins, and it does not let up. Everything is futile. There was a time when the Jewish rabbis were against including it in Holy Scripture.

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July 25, 2016

The Long Way Around

The Rev. Susan Sparks (ABCUSA)

Perhaps you feel you're taking the long way around in your job because you didn't get the promotion you wanted. Maybe you are in a relationship that seems to be taking the long way around. Or maybe you've had to take the long way around thanks to an injury or illness that has sidelined us.  And it's so frustrating when that happens. But frustrating as it is, taking the long way may sometimes be the best thing that can happen to us.

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The Rev. Susan Sparks Article

July 28, 2016

Susan Sparks: It’s Our Time to Move

The Rev. Susan Sparks (ABCUSA)

So often human beings tend to be stationary, to watch life march by. This could translate to anything from risks we shy away from to loves we let go. But the parade of life that I want to focus on is a string of hateful headlines, of violence that boggles the mind, of raw, gritty images revealing the truth of modern America ... We are a racist country.
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Day1 Faith & Science Series 7: Tom Long - Numbering Our Days

The Rev. Dr. Thomas G. Long, Bandy Professor Emeritus of Preaching at Candler School of Theology, Emory University, addresses medical science in light of the psalmist's prayer, 'Teach us to number our days that we may gain a wise heart.' This enhanced version video is part of the Day1 Faith & Science in the 21st Century Series.
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July 28, 2016

Susan Sparks: It’s Our Time to Move

The Rev. Susan Sparks (ABCUSA)

So often human beings tend to be stationary, to watch life march by. This could translate to anything from risks we shy away from to loves we let go. But the parade of life that I want to focus on is a string of hateful headlines, of violence that boggles the mind, of raw, gritty images revealing the truth of modern America ... We are a racist country.

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July 27, 2016

Lillian Daniel: "You can’t carry two watermelons with one hand." - Proverb

The Rev. Dr. Lillian Daniel (UCC)

Try it out this summer if you like, but trust me, you can’t do it. There is a reason these things become proverbs. They are true!

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July 26, 2016

David Crumm: Get ‘Grounded’ this summer for spiritual renewal

David Crumm

Dr. Diana Butler Bass (TEC)

This summer, ReadTheSpirit Editor David Crumm and Christian educator Debbie Houghton invite readers to get a copy of Diana Butler Bass’s new Grounded: Finding God in the World and read along with us. For five weeks, David and Debbie will offer five reflections on Bass’s book with questions to consider. Here is Part 1 …

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July 25, 2016

The Long Way Around

The Rev. Susan Sparks (ABCUSA)

Perhaps you feel you're taking the long way around in your job because you didn't get the promotion you wanted. Maybe you are in a relationship that seems to be taking the long way around. Or maybe you've had to take the long way around thanks to an injury or illness that has sidelined us.  And it's so frustrating when that happens. But frustrating as it is, taking the long way may sometimes be the best thing that can happen to us.

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July 25, 2016

Weekly Sermon Illustration: Hosea and Gomer

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 31, 2016 we will celebrate the Eleventh Sunday after Pentecost.

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July 25, 2016

ON Scripture: Who am I? Rant vs. Relationship (Hosea 11:1-11) By Walter Brueggemann

ON Scripture: The Bible

The Rev. Dr. Walter Brueggemann (UCC)

This is an extraordinary poem that dares to take us inside the conflicted interior life of God in order to see that the father has acute 'heart problems' and is torn between emotive rage and self-disciplined fidelity. With this text before us, we should I suggest, sit in silent amazement and ponder the God disclosed to us in this poem.

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July 24, 2016

David Crumm: Share Your House of Worship with the World

David Crumm

Can you find your house of worship in Wikimedia Commons? If not, you could upload one or more photos and make your community more notable to the rest of the world.

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July 23, 2016

Kenneth L. Samuel: God Without Godliness

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

Unrealized potential is the ongoing lament of life. To die needing something that was within your grasp. To live under the weight of a problem that you could have developed the courage and the capacity to solve. To go through life without ever realizing who you were created to be.

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July 22, 2016

Every Wedding a Dream

The Rev. Frederick Buechner (PCUSA)

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

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July 22, 2016

Bishop Elizabeth Eaton: What It Means to Be Lutheran

Bishop Elizabeth Eaton (ELCA)

Lutherans don’t often garner much media attention. In this country we don’t make up a big segment of the population. When groups of Lutherans began arriving on these shores in the 18th and 19th centuries, they tended to stay in their nationality and language groups and didn’t assimilate completely into the surrounding culture. We kept to ourselves and so went relatively unnoticed. Lutherans, with some exceptions, weren’t part of the political or economic elite. There are both benefits and problems because of this.

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