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Shawnthea Monroe: Present Perfect

Luke 1:46b-55

3rd Sunday of Advent - Year A

December 11, 2016

The Rev. Dr. Shawnthea Monroe (UCC)

 

Our scripture reading today drops us into the middle of an intimate encounter between two extraordinary women: There is the elderly, once-barren Elizabeth and her newly expectant young cousin Mary. As Luke tells it, God is at work through the lives of both women and their words express nothing but joy.

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December 09, 2016

Godric's View of Prayer

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December 10, 2016

Frederick Schmidt: The Bunkum of 'Biblical Creation'

The Rev. Dr. Frederick Schmidt (TEC)

The writer of Genesis is offering what we might call a 'confession of faith' in the primacy of the God of Israel. He is not writing a history of creation, never mind anything that might qualify as a scientific account of how God created the universe.
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In this Day1 Reflection Video, the Rev. Ginger Gaines-Cirelli explores how God can provide all we need in life as she discusses the story of the woman in need whom the prophet Elisha helps (2 Kings 4:1-7). Ginger is senior pastor of Foundry United Methodist Church in Washington, DC.
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December 10, 2016

Frederick Schmidt: The Bunkum of 'Biblical Creation'

The Rev. Dr. Frederick Schmidt (TEC)

The writer of Genesis is offering what we might call a 'confession of faith' in the primacy of the God of Israel. He is not writing a history of creation, never mind anything that might qualify as a scientific account of how God created the universe.

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December 09, 2016

Godric's View of Prayer

The Rev. Frederick Buechner (PCUSA)

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

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December 09, 2016

Brett Younger: Putting an End to Prayer Vigils

The Rev. Dr. Brett Younger (CBF)

I do not want to go to another vigil. Sometime soon someone will easily obtain a gun no hunter would ever use. He will open fire in a room full of innocent people. Clergy will organize a vigil where we read the names of the victims. We will grieve for the families of those who died. We will read scripture. We will pray for an end to gun violence.

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December 08, 2016

Carol Howard Merritt: In Praise of Institutions

The Rev. Carol Howard Merritt (PCUSA)

Many people in my line of work are anti-institutional. I am not. Even though my mission in life is not to save the institutional church (it is to love God and people, first and foremost), I believe in institutions.

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December 07, 2016

Tony Robinson: Fiercely Waiting

The Rev. Anthony Robinson (UCC)

It's strange—and striking—how the Bible ends. Not like a mystery, with the culprit revealed and the riddle solved. Not like a symphony or a musical with a grand finale. Not like a novel, with the main character or characters finding some resolution.

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December 06, 2016

A Return to Holiness (A Sermon on 1 Thessalonians 4:1-12)

The Rev. James Ellis, III (CBF)

If we aren’t careful, in following the mores and tidings of what is popular, Christians are in danger of affirmatively normalizing that which God objects. And one area ripe for the picking is our sexual ethics. May we find both grace and conviction in pursuing “his kingdom come, his will be done,” as we witness to the world around us about why faith in Christ makes a difference.

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December 06, 2016

Quincy Brown: Are You Ready?

The Rev. Dr. Quincy Brown (UMC)

Are you ready for Christmas? From the entire list checking rituals that we all do, Christmas can be a difficult time of year. For instance, when the movies industry, department stores, and restaurants make a full court press in marketing Christmas on November 1, and virtually skipping over Thanksgiving, (and Advent) it only adds more things to our list. With all of these things added to my list, there are times when I feel like Charlie Brown and I just don’t understand Christmas at all.

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December 05, 2016

Weekly Sermon Illustration: Be Patient

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 December 11, 2016 we will celebrate the Third Sunday in Advent.

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December 05, 2016

ON Scripture: Groaning without Grumbling Against One Another (James 5:7-10) By Dr. Christopher T. Holmes

ON Scripture: The Bible

Our lectionary text for this third Sunday of Advent may strike some as somewhat jarring. For many, Advent is oriented to the past. We remember God’s decisive arrival on earth in the person of Jesus Christ. Our expectations for Advent are the sorts of things that make up nativity sets: a doting mother covered with light, angels singing in heaven, shepherds and their sheep, foreign travelers with their gifts.

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December 04, 2016

Archbishop Fred Hilz: Advent 2--Creation: Not For Sale

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In today’s Gospel reading we hear John the Baptist calling the crowds to repentance, to a turning around of their lives, to a turning to God. This turning must not be shallow, flaky, or fickle, but rather, deep, whole-hearted and unwavering.

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