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The Rev. Dr. Charlene Han Powell

Desperate Belief

Mark 7:24-30

15th Sunday after Pentecost - Year B

September 06, 2015

The Rev. Dr. Charlene Han Powell (PCUSA)

 

To get things going, I want to start out with a quick little get-your-imagination-going exercise. Now unless you are operating any sort of heavy machinery, I want you to just close your eyes wherever you may be, take a deep breath, clear your mind, and picture Jesus. Alright, do you have an image in your head? Great. You can open your eyes.

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The Rev. Frederick Buechner Article

August 31, 2015

Weekly Sermon Illustration: Riches

The Rev. Frederick Buechner (PCUSA)

This is a Day1 Key Voice article by The Rev. Frederick Buechner.
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The Rev. Dr. William H. Willimon Article

September 04, 2015

Will Willimon: The Best of Times for Church Leaders

The Rev. Dr. William H. Willimon (UMC)

A consultant told one of my churches, 'Your church staff is intelligent, spiritually astute, but don’t know how to do the things that need to be done to give this church a future. Worse, they have a well-developed theology to justify their lack of leadership.'
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Dr. Joanna Adams on "30 Good Minutes" - On Not Keeping Score

The Rev. Dr. Joanna Adams (PCUSA)

What is the most important message faith has to tell in a world that is filled with vengeance, bitterness and violence? It is, I believe, the message of forgiveness. That is God's antidote to human sin and destruction.
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n this special program celebrating 70 years of faithful weekly broadcasts, the Rev. Dr. Louis C. Schueddig and host Peter Wallace review the history and impact of The Protestant Hour and present excerpts from some of its most influential preachers.
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September 04, 2015

Will Willimon: The Best of Times for Church Leaders

The Rev. Dr. William H. Willimon (UMC)

A consultant told one of my churches, 'Your church staff is intelligent, spiritually astute, but don’t know how to do the things that need to be done to give this church a future. Worse, they have a well-developed theology to justify their lack of leadership.'

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September 03, 2015

Kenneth L. Samuel: Don't Gather All the Grapes

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

In our concerns over balanced budgets and fiscal accountability, how well are we planning to accommodate those who just arrived in our midst; those, who for countless reasons didn't feel welcomed until very recently; or those whose names were for so long either omitted or deleted from the invitation list; or those who got lost and just made it in?

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September 03, 2015

Talitha Arnold: Pain Tolerance

The Rev. Talitha Arnold (UCC)

Are there times in life when it's best to tolerate a little pain, to live with a little discomfort?

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September 02, 2015

ON Scripture SPECIAL: 500 Days Wondering: Where Is God? On the abduction of the Chibok girls by Marcia Fingal

ON Scripture: The Bible

Five hundred days in captivity is a long time for anyone, let alone teen girls, but this is exactly the case for 219 students kidnapped and still missing. Under the cover of darkness on April 14, 2014, the terrorist group Boko Haram, dressed as military soldiers, abducted 276 female students from the Government Secondary School in Chibok, Nigeria. They plundered and burned the school to the ground and forced the young girls into large trucks. A total of 57 girls escaped on their own, but 219 grieving families still await news of their daughters' fate.

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September 01, 2015

Brett Younger: A Few Words Against Faith

The Rev. Dr. Brett Younger (CBF)

I have about had it with faith. When Paul says, 'And now faith, hope, and love abide, these three' (1 Cor. 13:13), I hope the order is alphabetical.

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August 31, 2015

Weekly Sermon Illustration: Riches

The Rev. Frederick Buechner (PCUSA)

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

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August 31, 2015

ON Scripture: The New Feminism: Redefining A Woman’s Place (Mark 7:24-37) By Karyn L. Wiseman

ON Scripture: The Bible

Throughout history – both in the Bible and in other places – women have been silenced or put "in their place." That is what this passage feels like. It feels like a woman is told to get back in her place.

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August 30, 2015

Carol Howard Merritt: Misfits in the Suburbs

The Rev. Carol Howard Merritt (PCUSA)

When Bec Cranford-Smith grad­uated from seminary, she figured she would go to Atlanta and start a congregation in the urban center. But Margaret Aymer at Austin Pres­­byterian Theological Sem­inary challenged her: 'Why go to the city?' Aymer asked. 'There are enough new churches there. Why not plant a church in the suburbs, where you’re from?'

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August 29, 2015

Paul Brandeis Raushenbush: The One Surefire Way To Have An Unforgettable Wedding

The Rev. Paul Brandeis Raushenbush (ABCUSA)

The secret to a truly beautiful, fun and unforgettable wedding is to spend at least as much time planning the actual ceremony as you spend on every other detail.

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August 28, 2015

Its Own Worst Enemy

The Rev. Frederick Buechner (PCUSA)

"Buy this; it will kill you."

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