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The Rev. Scott Seeke

Scott Seeke: The Chosen One

1 Samuel 16:1-13

4th Sunday in Lent - Year A

March 26, 2017

The Rev. Scott Seeke (ELCA)

 

Last year at my daughter's band concert a flute player got up to play a solo. This was a middle school band, you know, 7th and 8th graders. Now, my middle schooler, I mean, she's amazing. But the rest? Well, it's a middle school band, you know? So I didn't hope for too much. I mean, mostly, if I'm being honest, I just hoped to stay awake.

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March 23, 2017

The Power of Words

The Rev. Frederick Buechner (PCUSA)

This is a Day1 Key Voice article by The Rev. Frederick Buechner.
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The Rev. Dr. Frederick W. Schmidt Article

March 25, 2017

Frederick Schmidt: 3 Reasons We Find It Difficult to Lament

The Rev. Dr. Frederick Schmidt (TEC)

Prayers of lament wedge their way into the American psyche from time to time, much of it in the form of music. One thinks of Mahaila Jackson’s rendition of 'Precious Lord, Take My Hand,' Lauryn Hill’s version of Bob Marley’s 'Redemption Song,' and Eric Clapton’s 'Holy Mary.'
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The Rev. Ginger Gaines-Cirelli (UMC)

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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March 25, 2017

Frederick Schmidt: 3 Reasons We Find It Difficult to Lament

The Rev. Dr. Frederick Schmidt (TEC)

Prayers of lament wedge their way into the American psyche from time to time, much of it in the form of music. One thinks of Mahaila Jackson’s rendition of 'Precious Lord, Take My Hand,' Lauryn Hill’s version of Bob Marley’s 'Redemption Song,' and Eric Clapton’s 'Holy Mary.'

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March 24, 2017

Bishop Ken Carter: Subtraction: Lent and the art of learning to say no

Bishop Kenneth Carter (UMC)

A sermon taken from Matthew 4. 1-11 and preached at Duke University Chapel on March 5, 2017, and Bethune-Cookman University Chapel on March 8, 2017, by Bishop Ken Carter.

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March 23, 2017

The Power of Words

The Rev. Frederick Buechner (PCUSA)

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

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March 23, 2017

Wayne Meisel: Giving on the Streets: Wine, The Pope, and Doing What is ‘Always Right’

The Rev. Wayne Meisel (PCUSA)

Whenever I hear someone cite scripture to make or prove a point I don't agree with, I think of Shakespeare's Merchant of Venice, when Antonia states, 'The Devil can cite scripture for his purpose.'

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March 22, 2017

David Crumm: Greg Garrett on Crossing Myself: A spiritual pilgrimage through chronic depression

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Greg Garrett (TEC)

Depression affects millions of men and women each year. While it is a psychiatric disorder that needs treatment, as Greg Garrett points out in Crossing Myself, depression also can be intertwined with spiritual crisis. In addition to therapy and medication, recovery can often draw on religious disciplines—and the embrace of religious communities—in restoring one’s balance.

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March 20, 2017

Weekly Sermon Illustration: Darkness

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 Fourth Sunday in Lent.

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March 20, 2017

ON Scripture: ulnerability: The Gift Not Fully Valued (John 9:1-41) By Amy Julia Becker

ON Scripture: The Bible

The history of people with disabilities in the United States follows a similar course. People with both physical and intellectual disabilities have been denied access to health care and education and even spiritual care for centuries. They have experienced physical suffering and social isolation. The general population has suffered the loss of their presence among us, even if we have failed to notice their absence.

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March 19, 2017

Talitha Arnold: Whom Shall We Fear?

The Rev. Talitha Arnold (UCC)

Psalm 27 starts out full of confidence. Sure of God's presence, light, and salvation, the Psalmist proclaims 'the Lord is the stronghold of my life, of whom shall I be afraid?' If ancient Hebrew had punctuation marks, he probably would have ended with an exclamation point, not a question mark!

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March 18, 2017

Carl McColman: Five Ideas that Shape Contemplative Prayer

Carl McColman (other)

I’ve been pondering: what are the ideas that form the foundation of contemplative spirituality? Or, perhaps I should more humbly say, what are the ideas that shape my understanding of contemplation, the understandings that undergird this blog?

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March 17, 2017

Risky and Holy

The Rev. Frederick Buechner (PCUSA)

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

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