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The Rev. Pendleton Peery

The Reality of Christmas

Luke 1:26-38

4th Sunday of Advent - Year B

December 21, 2014

The Rev. Pendleton Peery (PCUSA)

 

If your house and your life are anything like my house and my life at this time of year, then maybe we should spend these next 15 minutes in silent meditation.

It is four days before Christmas. 

Many of us have family coming into town if they are not here already. 

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The Rev. Frederick Buechner Article

December 19, 2014

To Be A Saint

The Rev. Frederick Buechner (PCUSA)

Maybe more than anything else, to be a saint is to know joy.
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ON Scripture: The Bible™ Article

December 22, 2014

ON Scripture: Protest and God’s Presence (Isaiah 61:10-62:3) By Brian Bantum

ON Scripture: The Bible

While every year is filled with its triumphs and its terrors, 2014 has been a year that has felt particularly fraught. It is not because this is a year where evil and terror appeared from nowhere, surprising us in our general euphoria or mundane lives.
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30 Good Minutes: John Claypool on the Creative Power of Kindness

The Rev. Dr. John R. Claypool, IV (TEC)

The Rev. Dr. John Claypool, Professor of Preaching at Mercer University’s School of Theology in Atlanta, Georgia, preaches on 'The Creative Power of Kindness,' based on John 8:2-11. This was originally broadcast on 30 Good Minutes, November 28, 2004.
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A Conversation with Krista Tippett

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Day1 host Peter Wallace talks with Krista Tippett about her award-winning public radio radio program, "On Being," and her experiences and spiritual background that make her such an effective communicator of faith today.
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December 22, 2014

ON Scripture: Protest and God’s Presence (Isaiah 61:10-62:3) By Brian Bantum

ON Scripture: The Bible

While every year is filled with its triumphs and its terrors, 2014 has been a year that has felt particularly fraught. It is not because this is a year where evil and terror appeared from nowhere, surprising us in our general euphoria or mundane lives.

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December 21, 2014

Carl McColman: Silence: Not Just for the Night Before Christmas

Carl McColman (other)

The minions notwithstanding, "Silent Night" is a much-loved carol, and may be one of the few cultural icons left to us that honors silence.

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December 21, 2014

Carol Howard Merritt: How "Cafeteria Christians" Survive the Holidays

The Rev. Carol Howard Merritt (PCUSA)

I often hear the term 'cafeteria Christian.' It is a description of our current religious milieu. People pick and choose what’s important to them in their faith. It’s usually said with disdain—and a bit of eye-rolling.

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December 20, 2014

Lillian Daniel: Why Do Christmas Pageants Make Us Laugh?

The Rev. Dr. Lillian Daniel (UCC)

No matter how serious the children are in their Biblical roles, we end up laughing at Christmas pageants.

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December 20, 2014

Tony Robinson: Faith Made Visible

The Rev. Anthony Robinson (UCC)

Looking at a man who sat crippled by the roadside, we read that Paul saw his faith. I wonder what Paul saw? What does faith look like?

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December 19, 2014

To Be A Saint

The Rev. Frederick Buechner (PCUSA)

Maybe more than anything else, to be a saint is to know joy.

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December 19, 2014

Frederick Schmidt: "Done" with the Wrong Kind of Church

The Rev. Dr. Frederick Schmidt (TEC)

Mark Sandlin recently wrote a telling article on the rise of the 'Dones,' people who have been active in the church and their departure. The article hit a deep nerve and a number of people declared themselves among this new, disaffected tribe.

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December 18, 2014

Geoffrey Black: A Season of Prayer, a Message of Justice and Peace

The Rev. Geoffrey Black (UCC)

In his Reflections video, the Rev. Geoffrey Black urges us not to ignore the realities that face our world during Advent. As our experience of faith is challenged, what better time to consider what God’s love means.

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December 18, 2014

Carol Howard Merritt: 'Mockingjay' and Monitoring Minors

The Rev. Carol Howard Merritt (PCUSA)

My daughter came home from school—elementary school—reading a book that she absolutely could not put down. Then she starts telling me the plot. 'Kids kill one another.'

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December 17, 2014

Lillian Daniel: Do You Like Surprises?

The Rev. Dr. Lillian Daniel (UCC)

When Mary found out she was pregnant with the Son of God, she responded to the surprise with joy and delight.

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