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The Rev. Rob Lee

Rob Lee: Nevertheless, She Persisted

Matthew 15:21-28

11th Sunday after Pentecost - Year A

August 20, 2017

The Rev. Robert Lee (UCC)

 

I am surrounded by strong and empowered women. My grandmother was president of the North Carolina Garden Club and has mingled with the likes of British royalty. My mom has her doctorate in nursing practice and my wife Stephanie is a force to be reckoned with in her own right. One of my closest friends is a woman named Palmer, who I'm certain be bishop as soon as she's out of seminary. All these women have shown me that while I may not always fully understand the persistence that women have to have in a patriarchal world, I can nonetheless appreciate and learn from it. The persistence of women through the ages in spite of men getting in the way is no surprise to me in today's Gospel text. What is surprising to me is Jesus' initial response to the persistent and empowered Canaanite woman in our narrative today.

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The Rev. Frederick Buechner Article

August 11, 2017

Weekly Sermon Illustration: Joseph and His Brothers

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. Next Sunday we will celebrate the Tenth Sunday after Pentecost.
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August 18, 2017

Gordon Stewart: “Every round goes higher, higher”

The Rev. Gordon Stewart (PCUSA)

Part 2 of “Jacob’s Ladder at Almost 75” As a child and youth, Jacob’s Ladder touched something deep within me. I couldn’t have described what it was or why at the time.
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Tom Long is a 2017 Day1 Community Leader of Faith. Tom Long is the Bandy Professor of Preaching Emeritus at Candler School of Theology at Emory University. A Presbyterian minister, he is internationally renowned as one of the best preachers of his time. He has taught preaching for over 40 years, at Erskine Theological Seminary, Columbia Theological Seminary, and Candler. He has written dozens of books and served as senior editor of the New Interpreter’s Bible and editor of Theology Today, as well as other journals. He has served as the chair of the Day1 Advisory Board since its inception 15 years ago.
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The Rev. Gordon Stewart

Gordon Stewart: Only One Sin: Exceptionalism

The Rev. Gordon Stewart (PCUSA)

The Rev. Gordon Stewart offers an audio essay reflecting on the story of Dr. Kosuke Koyama and Hiroshima Day, August 6, the day the bomb was dropped.

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August 18, 2017

Gordon Stewart: “Every round goes higher, higher”

The Rev. Gordon Stewart (PCUSA)

Part 2 of “Jacob’s Ladder at Almost 75” As a child and youth, Jacob’s Ladder touched something deep within me. I couldn’t have described what it was or why at the time.

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August 17, 2017

Gordon Stewart: Jacob’s Ladder at almost 75

The Rev. Gordon Stewart (PCUSA)

Sometimes I can’t get it out of my head. I go to sleep with it. Wake up with it. Walk the dog with it. It’s been over a month now. “We are climbing Jacob’s ladder” begs for my attention.

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August 16, 2017

Martin Copenhaver: Finding God in All the Wrong Places

The Rev. Martin Copenhaver (UCC)

On a number of occasions I have hiked in the interior reaches of the Grand Canyon. To me it is a holy place, the most vaulted of natural Gothic cathedrals. It’s not hard to feel close to God there, not only because of what is present, but also due to what is largely absent—the demands of living in community.

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August 14, 2017

UPDATED! ON Scripture: Jesus is Woke; We Should be Too Matthew 15: 10-28 The Rev. Dr. Jacqui Lewis

ON Scripture: The Bible

If I were Jesus’ public relations expert, I would not have included today’s text in scripture. Jesus does not look good here. Jesus has just told the Pharisees and Scribes that what defiles a person is what comes out of their mouth (Matthew 15: 10-11). And what does he go ahead and do? He says a pretty ethnocentric thing to a woman looking for his help.

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August 13, 2017

Tony Robinson: "Like Amen to That"

The Rev. Anthony Robinson (UCC)

The message of this passage is something Jesus says a bunch of times in a bunch of different ways: BE BOLD IN PRAYER. Ask, seek, knock — each one ups the intensity level.

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August 12, 2017

Talitha Arnold: God's Hands

The Rev. Talitha Arnold (UCC)

God has no hands but ours. It's trite, sentimental, overused, and hackneyed. It's also true.

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August 11, 2017

Weekly Sermon Illustration: Joseph and His Brothers

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. Next Sunday we will celebrate the Tenth Sunday after Pentecost.

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August 10, 2017

Frederick Schmidt: 4 Ways to Change the Way in which We Think about Generational Differences

The Rev. Dr. Frederick Schmidt (TEC)

We have the good fortune of living in a world in which an ever-greater number of generations share the world at the same time. Advances in nutrition and medical care have increased our life expectancy. But what we have failed to do is to begin re-thinking the way in which we think about mentoring, aging, and sharing the tasks that lie ahead of us in creating a stronger, healthier society.

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August 09, 2017

Pastors, do you struggle with supervising staff?

The Rev. Margaret Marcuson (ABCUSA)

Managing staff is an essential skill for church leaders. Here are ten things I’ve learned about supervision at church.

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August 09, 2017

What's Up with the Day1 Website?

The Rev. Peter Wallace

Executive Producer and Host Peter Wallace offers some behind the scenes information about the ministry of Day1.

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