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The Rev. Dr. Alex Evans

From Enmity to Community

Matthew 18:15-20

13th Sunday after Pentecost - Year A

September 07, 2014

The Rev. Dr. Alexander Evans (PCUSA)
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The Rev. Frederick Buechner Article

September 01, 2014

Weekly Sermon Illustration: See Our Neighbors

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 September 7, 2014 we will celebrate the Thirteenth Sunday after Pentecost.
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The Rev. Robert H. Naylor Article

September 02, 2014

Bob Naylor: Downsizing Thoughts

The Rev. Robert Naylor (UCC)

I have been asked on numerous occasions why many churches with a more evangelical emphasis were growing and what are the key factors in church growth. My answer to the growth questions – particularly in relationship to new, fast growing churches - included the following elements...
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Restorer of Our Souls - Shari Rates

The Rev. Shari L. Rates (UMC)

The Rev. Shari Rates encourages us to open ourselves to God's love once again so our souls can be restored.
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September 02, 2014

Bob Naylor: Downsizing Thoughts

The Rev. Robert Naylor (UCC)

I have been asked on numerous occasions why many churches with a more evangelical emphasis were growing and what are the key factors in church growth. My answer to the growth questions – particularly in relationship to new, fast growing churches - included the following elements...

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September 01, 2014

Weekly Sermon Illustration: See Our Neighbors

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 September 7, 2014 we will celebrate the Thirteenth Sunday after Pentecost.

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September 01, 2014

ON Scripture: A Strange Summer Vacation (Romans 13: 8 – 14) by Barbara K. Lundblad

ON Scripture

The Rev. Dr. Barbara K. Lundblad (ELCA)

Should we set aside Paul’s words as totally naïve and unrealistic given the summer headlines? In all these tragedies, mistrust and hatred of neighbors fanned deadly conflicts in Iraq and Gaza, Syria and Ferguson.

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August 31, 2014

Derek Penwell: 7 Reasons Not to Freak Out About Protestant Mainline Decline

The Rev. Dr. Derek Penwell (CC(DC))

So, the numbers look bad. If you want to be afraid, be afraid. Believe me, I completely understand. But if you somehow think that living with that persistent hand-wringing fear is going to help you through the next ten years, and wind up on the other side with everything you care about still intact, then I don't know how to help you.

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August 30, 2014

Carl McColman: A Beautiful New Bible and a Contemplative Request

Carl McColman (other)

Today I wrote a letter to Adam Lewis Greene, who is known for his wonderful project, Bibliotheca, which achieved an awesome level of crowdfunding through Kickstarter. And yes, I’m one of the nearly 15,000 backers.

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August 29, 2014

Press On

The Rev. Frederick Buechner (PCUSA)

All the absurd little meetings, decisions, inner skirmishes that go to make up our days. It all adds up to very little, and yet it all adds up to very much.

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August 29, 2014

Carol Howard Merritt: Growing Up with Richard Linklater

The Rev. Carol Howard Merritt (PCUSA)

Watching Richard Linklater's film "Boyhood" reminded me of the beauty of being with people for decades, of watching them change and growing older together. We have seen one another unwind.

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August 28, 2014

David Lose: What Role Does the Church Play in Our Lives?

The Rev. Dr. David Lose (ELCA)

Given how many other groups and movements legitimately lay claim to our allegiance today, can the Church ever expect to exert the level of influence in our lives that it once did?

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August 27, 2014

Darkwood Brew: Can We Talk? Part 4: Psalm 137

Darkwood Brew

Watch part 4 of an 8-part series that helps participants communicate more honestly with each other, and with God, by showing a wide range prayerful response to life’s triumphs and tragedies. In part 4, guest Jason Byassee discusses Psalm 137.

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August 26, 2014

Kenneth Samuel: Honoring Our Fore-Parents . . . And Remembering Their Sins

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

There is a certain sacredness that some people attach to antiquity. Many believe that just about any kind of well-established historicity deserves to be recognized and respected by all.

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