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The Rev. Susan Crowell

Susan Crowell: The Transformative Power of Grace

Romans 12:1-8

12th Sunday after Pentecost - Year A

August 27, 2017

The Rev. Susan Crowell (ELCA)

 

When I was fifteen years old, I began working at a little country restaurant in a neighboring town. I wore a gingham apron with matching kerchief to cover my hair and I spent the evenings refilling tea and water glasses, visiting with the dinner guests, and taking care of their needs. I loved the job, and I thought that I was pretty good at it. Everything changed when the manager informed me that the girl who was hired to wash dishes wanted to work out front and that the two of us would be alternating our jobs every other day. I was to wash dishes? Something I didn't even do at home! I was appalled at the perceived injustice. Because I could not stand the thought of washing dishes for five hours each evening, I quit.

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The Rev. Frederick Buechner Article

August 21, 2017

Weekly Sermon Illustration: The Way He Carries Me

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 Twelfth Sunday after Pentecost. 
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ON Scripture: The Bible™ Article

August 21, 2017

ON Scripture: To Be A Rock in a World Adrift (Matthew 16:13-20) By Karyn L. Wiseman

ON Scripture: The Bible

I believe we’re called to be Peters in the world. Proclaiming our belief in God. Calling each other to faithful discipleship. Being supportive and loving is what we are called to do. Holding each other up and encouraging one another is part of our job as Jesus followers. Supporting the last, the least, the lost, and the left behind is our mission.
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Day1 Honors the Rev. Dr. Thomas G. Long

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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 21, 2017

Weekly Sermon Illustration: The Way He Carries Me

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 Twelfth Sunday after Pentecost. 

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August 21, 2017

Change is Gonna Come

The Rev. James Ellis, III (other)

Charlottesville. Confederate statues. Alternative facts. Real talk...We need to face sin head-on and stop downplaying and excusing, twisting it to massage our guilt. Postscript redaction to humanity’s topsy-turvy history is futile and harmful. Stop it, in the name of God. We are not as good as we think, especially as Americans and Christians as well. We can do better. We must do better. We need the Lord.

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August 21, 2017

ON Scripture: To Be A Rock in a World Adrift (Matthew 16:13-20) By Karyn L. Wiseman

ON Scripture: The Bible

I believe we’re called to be Peters in the world. Proclaiming our belief in God. Calling each other to faithful discipleship. Being supportive and loving is what we are called to do. Holding each other up and encouraging one another is part of our job as Jesus followers. Supporting the last, the least, the lost, and the left behind is our mission.

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August 20, 2017

Gordon Stewart: “If you love him, why not . . . ?”

The Rev. Gordon Stewart (PCUSA)

Fourth in a series on “Jacob’s Ladder at Almost 75”

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August 19, 2017

Gordon Stewart: “My Jesus”

The Rev. Gordon Stewart (PCUSA)

Part 3 of “Jacob’s Ladder at Almost 75” “Sinner, do you love my Jesus?” The day I met Tony Lewis, “my Jesus” fell off the ladder.

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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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