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The Rev. Dr. Quincy Brown

You're Not Yourself When You're Hungry

Exodus 16:2-4, 9-15

10th Sunday after Pentecost - Year B

August 02, 2015

The Rev. Dr. Quincy Brown (UMC)

Patrick wasn't his usual self. From the moment he walked into the room, I could tell something was off. He didn't want to read, he wasn't interested in drawing, he didn't care about playing checkers. He wasn't his usual chipper and curious self. Instead he acted more like the ogre Shrek. He was irritable, grumpy and complained that nobody cared about him. Between his complaints, I could hear a low groan from deep within his stomach, and I knew that he hadn't had breakfast. He told me that he hadn't had a good breakfast since his grandmother died a couple of weeks ago. 

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The Rev. Frederick Buechner Article

July 27, 2015

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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 August 2, 2015 we will celebrate The Tenth Sunday After Pentecost.
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Greg Garrett Article

July 28, 2015

Greg Garrett: Why the Inklings Still Matter in 2015: An Interview with Carol and Philip Zaleski on The Fellowship

Greg Garrett (TEC)

In this exclusive interview for Patheos.com, the Zaleskis explain their attraction to the Inklings and help us understand why one more book on the group matters.
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Dr. Joanna Adams on "30 Good Minutes" - On Not Keeping Score

The Rev. Dr. Joanna Adams (PCUSA)

What is the most important message faith has to tell in a world that is filled with vengeance, bitterness and violence? It is, I believe, the message of forgiveness. That is God's antidote to human sin and destruction.
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n this special program celebrating 70 years of faithful weekly broadcasts, the Rev. Dr. Louis C. Schueddig and host Peter Wallace review the history and impact of The Protestant Hour and present excerpts from some of its most influential preachers.
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July 28, 2015

Greg Garrett: Why the Inklings Still Matter in 2015: An Interview with Carol and Philip Zaleski on The Fellowship

Greg Garrett (TEC)

In this exclusive interview for Patheos.com, the Zaleskis explain their attraction to the Inklings and help us understand why one more book on the group matters.

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July 27, 2015

Weekly Sermon Illustration: Nathan

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 August 2, 2015 we will celebrate The Tenth Sunday After Pentecost.

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July 27, 2015

ON Scripture: Theological Trackstanding: A User’s Guide to Unity in Church and Society (Ephesians 4:1-16) By Jacob D. Myers

ON Scripture: The Bible

Nearly every issue of national concern—from prison to education to tax reform, from healthcare to LGBT rights—has become so polarizing that otherwise civil, intelligent human beings often digress to the level of obdurate toddlers staring down a bowl of broccoli.

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July 26, 2015

Martin Copenhaver: How Can I Keep from Singing?

The Rev. Martin Copenhaver (UCC)

Paul and Silas are in Philippi to tell the story of Jesus when they are accused of disturbing the peace. So they are badly beaten and thrown in jail. But notice how they react to the chains, the bruised limbs, the defeat of their plans. They hold choir practice. They sing.

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July 26, 2015

Kenneth Samuel: A Rock That Is Higher Than I

The Rev. Dr. Kenneth L. Samuel (UCC)

We all know that the only way to get better at anything in life is to engage a challenge. Yet, when it comes to the contests of life that really matter, we often find ourselves clinging to the plateaus of our own abilities and accomplishments.

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July 25, 2015

Carl McColman: Mysticism and the Divine Feminine: An Interview with Mirabai Starr

Carl McColman (other)

One of my favorite contemporary authors is Mirabai Starr, who I first encountered through her vivid and accessible translations of John of the Cross, Teresa of Avila, and Julian of Norwich. Mirabai has emerged in the last few years as one of the leading voices in interspirituality.

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July 24, 2015

Frederick Schmidt: 12 Things Clergy Spouses Want You to Know

The Rev. Dr. Frederick Schmidt (TEC)

I have experience as a clergy person and as the spouse of a clergy person. The spouses don’t often get a chance to tell their own story, but if they could, here are twelve things I think they would want you to know...

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July 23, 2015

Will Willimon: Declaring What She Sees: Harper Lee’s 'Go Set a Watchman'

The Rev. Dr. William H. Willimon (UMC)

Many have condemned the publication of Go Set a Watchman as a brutal defamation of our beloved Atticus Finch or as an unedited, sloppy novel that detracts from the reputation of Harper Lee. While Go Set a Watchman lacks the literary perfection of her first novel, I am bold to believe that Watchman, particularly when read in the context of Mockingbird, confirms the artistic genius of Lee.

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July 22, 2015

Ben Pratt: Marriage Stories for a New Day

The Rev. Benjamin Pratt (UMC)

Dr. Benjamin Pratt is a retired pastoral counselor and author of the new book Short Stuff from a Tall Guy. He writes often about the complex values surrounding marriage—and now, as he shares several of his own stories, he is inviting our readers to share as well.

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July 21, 2015

Greg Garrett: Stepping Bravely Into the Future: A Conversation with Bishop Andy Doyle on the Episcopal Church, Part Two

Greg Garrett (TEC)

"You and I have been called for just such a time as this. This is our vision. This is our time. This is our opportunity to write the legacy of the Church of God and how it responded to this era and this context."

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