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The Rev. Dr. Dock Hollingsworth

Trouble at the Festival

Matthew 21:33-46

17th Sunday after Pentecost - Year A

October 05, 2014

The Rev. Dr. Dock Hollingsworth (CBF)

It is festival season in Jerusalem and the last thing the chamber of commerce wants is a riot, a scene, a disturbance. During the season of Passover, the crowds--carrying their sacks and luggage and provisions--are gathered from all across the region, and it is important to the festival committee that everything goes smoothly.

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The Rev. Frederick Buechner Article

September 29, 2014

Weekly Sermon Illustration: Press On

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 October 5, 2014 we will celebrate the Seventeenth Sunday after Pentecost.
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Dr. Marcus J. Borg Article

October 01, 2014

Marcus Borg: Responding to a Critic: Misunderstanding or Misrepresentation?

Dr. Marcus Borg (TEC)

To write about religion is to court controversy, conflict, and criticism. It confirms the counsel of conventional etiquette that it is best in polite conversation to avoid two subjects: religion and politics.
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Luke Powery: A Memorial for Mike

Duke Chapel

Taking inspiration from the spiritual "Calvary," the Rev. Dr. Luke Powery offers "A Memorial for Mike" in tribute to teenager Michael Brown who was killed last month in Ferguson, Mo. Powery is the dean of Duke Chapel.
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October 01, 2014

Marcus Borg: Responding to a Critic: Misunderstanding or Misrepresentation?

Dr. Marcus Borg (TEC)

To write about religion is to court controversy, conflict, and criticism. It confirms the counsel of conventional etiquette that it is best in polite conversation to avoid two subjects: religion and politics.

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September 30, 2014

Chuck Queen: Let Dry Bones Live: Some Reflections on Reviving the Congregation

The Rev. Dr. Chuck Queen (CBF)

Reviving the Congregation: Pastoral Leadership in a Changing Context, by Michael W. Foss, is the kind of book that should be read by every seminary student on a pastoral ministry track or lay leader/minister in a local congregation in need of some ministry training. It’s as much about maintaining and nurturing congregational vitality, health, and vision as it is about 'reviving.'

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September 29, 2014

Weekly Sermon Illustration: Press On

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 October 5, 2014 we will celebrate the Seventeenth Sunday after Pentecost.

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September 29, 2014

ON Scripture: What If the Earth Was God’s Vineyard? (Matthew 21:33-46) by Shanell T. Smith

ON Scripture

What if we imagine God’s vineyard as described in Matthew 21 to be this beautifDare to go there with me, if you will. What if we imagine God’s vineyard as described in Matthew 21 to be this beautiful world we inhabit? What will happen if we reject it – if we continue to treat it with disrespect, fail to listen to its natural woes, dismiss the warning signs it gives us? What if God is keeping score?

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September 28, 2014

Kenneth Samuel: Ready for Refinement

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

This summer I had the privilege of visiting Mount Rushmore—the magnificent monument to American ideals etched into the stunning Black Hills of South Dakota. Mount Rushmore is as much a testimonial to human perseverance as it is a memorial to the four esteemed presidents it memorializes.

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September 27, 2014

Lillian Daniel: Did Jesus Ignore Her?

The Rev. Dr. Lillian Daniel (UCC)

'Jesus ignored her'? This is a story in which nobody wants to pay attention to a suffering woman, even Jesus.

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September 27, 2014

Scott Black Johnston: Where's Home?

The Rev. Dr. Scott Black Johnston (PCUSA)

I wonder… Is home the scent in the air and the soil under your feet? Or is it the people who stand around you? Maybe it’s both.

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September 26, 2014

David Crumm: The Marcia Falk interview on ‘The Days Between’

ReadTheSpirit.com

David Crumm

Whatever your faith and whatever the season, Marcia Falk has blessings, poems and spiritual guidance to help you through a time of reflection and renewal. Her new book is called 'The Days Between: Blessings, Poems, and Directions of the Heart for the Jewish High Holiday Season.' It's a series of reflections, readings, blessings and prayers appropriate to each day from Rosh Hashanah through Yom Kippur. But this book also is full of timeless spiritual wisdom.

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September 25, 2014

Church Talk

The Rev. Dr. Tripp Martin (CBF)

With so much conversation taking place at church in committee meetings, classrooms, and hallways, what holds them together?

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September 25, 2014

ON Scripture SPECIAL: In Compassion and Sympathy: A Christian Response to Religious Violence by Jacob D. Myers

ON Scripture

How then ought Christ-followers respond to the religiously inspired violence perpetrated by groups like ISIS/ISIL? I believe that Christ-followers, while denouncing all forms of violence—especially religious violence—ought to respond with compassion and sympathy.

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