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The Rev. Billy Honor

How to Handle a Scandal

John 20:19-31

2nd Sunday of Easter - Year A

April 27, 2014

The Rev. Billy Honor (PCUSA)

It seems like we live in an age of scandals. Sometime it seems like every other day we are confronted on the TV or in the media with some public scandal. In the United States our public conversation is often filled with celebrity gossip about who is going into who or who's coming out of rehab, which celebrities are sleeping with other celebrities, and so on. If that weren't enough, we hear stories about our elected officials and their private affairs, which also lead to conversations of more scandal. And if the rush of real life political and celebrity scandal is not enough for us, many of us turn to the soaps and tune into sitcom television to get even more scandalous fictional drama. 

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April 21, 2014

Weekly Sermon Illustration: The Resurrection

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 April 27, 2014 we will celebrate the Second Sunday of Easter.
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April 24, 2014

Lillian Daniel: Supersizing Spoils the Small Surprise

The Rev. Dr. Lillian Daniel (UCC)

Sometimes being given too much spoils us for smaller things.
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Bishop Michael Curry: Crazy Christians

The Rt. Rev. Michael Curry (TEC)

In honor of the release of Bishop Michael Curry's new book, Crazy Christians, we thought we'd revisit the sermon that started it all. This was presented at last year's General Convention of The Episcopal Church.
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Dr. Fred Craddock - Interview with Peter Wallace

The Rev. Dr. Fred Craddock (CC(DC))

One of America's best known preachers and teachers of preachers, Dr. Fred Craddock, talks with Day1 host Peter Wallace about the art and science of preaching. This is the audio podcast version of the video interview premiered at the 2008 Festival of Homiletics.
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April 24, 2014

Lillian Daniel: Supersizing Spoils the Small Surprise

The Rev. Dr. Lillian Daniel (UCC)

Sometimes being given too much spoils us for smaller things.

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April 23, 2014

Marcus Borg: Easter Again

Dr. Marcus Borg (TEC)

I sympathize with clergy who preach about Easter to the same congregation for several years. Of course, you say what you think is most important the first time. So what do you say the second time and the third time and more?

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April 23, 2014

Frederick Schmidt: Religious Liberty: Free Is What We Are

The Rev. Dr. Frederick Schmidt (TEC)

The genius of the American experiment lies in the conviction that freedom is not given by the state, but is an inalienable gift given to human beings as God's creation.

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April 22, 2014

Debra Darvick: The Sounds of Grief and Joy

Debra Darvick

It’s been a tumultuous roller coaster of a month. The bare bones short story is this: My mother died on March 9. Our son was married on March 22. So much has happened in the four weeks since her death that I cannot even begin to process it all. I have simply experienced whatever the day called from me to experience: grief, relief, joy, pride, exultation, exhaustion.

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April 22, 2014

Carol Howard Merritt: What should we understand about generosity in a new generation?

The Rev. Carol Howard Merritt (PCUSA)

We know about all of the shifts in communication and technology, but there are also huge changes when it comes to giving money. Younger generations often think much differently when it comes to finances and budgeting, and we should think differently as a church as well.

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April 21, 2014

Weekly Sermon Illustration: The Resurrection

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 April 27, 2014 we will celebrate the Second Sunday of Easter.

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April 21, 2014

ON Scripture: Reorienting Ourselves to the Earth (Acts 2:14a, 22-32) By Raj Nadella

ON Scripture

Within the literary context of Acts 2, calling on the name of the Lord requires the believing communities to speak intelligibly about human agency in the environmental degradation and to facilitate an urgent response.

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April 20, 2014

Susan Baller-Shepard: Fresh Grief: Thoughts of Easter

The Rev. Susan Baller-Shepard (PCUSA)

If Easter means anything, it has to speak to our fresh grief. It has to speak something new in the dark. Into despair that tastes like metal, and is that monochrome, in this ravaged ransacked landscape, something or someone must emerge.

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April 20, 2014

The Most Rev. Katharine Jefferts Schori: An Easter Message

The Most Rev. Katharine Jefferts Schori (TEC)

'Where and how will we look for the Body of Christ, risen and rising?,' Episcopal Church Presiding Bishop Katharine Jefferts Schori presents in her Easter Message 2014. 'Will we share the life of that body as an Easter people, transformed by resurrection and sent to transform the world in turn?'

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April 19, 2014

This Is the Night: A Sermon for Holy Saturday/Easter Vigil

The Rev. Peter Wallace

The Easter Vigil service begins in darkness. It is the darkness of the closed up tomb where Jesus' body lay on Holy Saturday. The stone has been rolled in front of it. No light enters. It is utterly dark. Jesus' torn and beaten body is already beginning to stink--the women are planning to bring spices to help preserve his body in the morning. But now, it is Saturday, in the dark, airless, deathly still tomb. It is not a pleasant place to be.

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