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The Rev. Marek Zabriskie

God Reached Out

Matthew 28:1-10

Easter - Year A

April 20, 2014

The Rev. Marek Zabriskie (TEC)

Easter morning is about the end of life as we know it and the beginning of something new and incredible beyond it. But some people steeped in science, reason and logic find Easter to be just wishful thinking. Easter in their minds is just something for gullible people, and there are certainly gullible people.

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The Rev. James Ellis III Article

April 16, 2014

Staying Awake with Jesus (A Sermon on Matthew 26:36-46)

The Rev. James Ellis, III (other)

Palm Sunday reminds us of the conundrum of the human experience and the beauty of Jesus' sacrifice, the decision to love us to death. Even in the midst of betrayal, tribulation, and anxiety, Jesus chose to move forward with the fulfillment of Scripture that testifies of himself. Friends are important on this side of heaven, but Jesus is the most important, most faithful friend any of us will ever have.
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The Rev. Wayne Meisel Article

April 17, 2014

Wayne Meisel: Easter: Opening Day for Reclaiming the Radical Message of the Gospel

The Rev. Wayne Meisel (PCUSA)

Baseball officially began at the beginning of the month, but for Christians, the new season begins this Sunday morning.
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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 17, 2014

Wayne Meisel: Easter: Opening Day for Reclaiming the Radical Message of the Gospel

The Rev. Wayne Meisel (PCUSA)

Baseball officially began at the beginning of the month, but for Christians, the new season begins this Sunday morning.

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April 17, 2014

Lillian Daniel: On Good Friday, If You Can't Say It in Front of the Rabbi, Don't Say It at All

The Rev. Dr. Lillian Daniel (UCC)

On Good Friday, if you can't say it in front of the rabbi, don't say it at all. But don't assume you have to water it down either. Because if we can not respect each other's uniqueness and difference in public worship, how will we ever go deep enough to get to the really important questions that clergy desperately want to ask?

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April 16, 2014

ReadtheSpirit.com: Rethinking Facebook: Hospitality in your living room

ReadTheSpirit.com

Everywhere we go, we're asked: 'What are you doing about Facebook?' That’s a natural question. Men and women nationwide are interested in the dramatic changes within Facebook. How dramatically is Facebook changing?Three of our experts respond.

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April 16, 2014

Staying Awake with Jesus (A Sermon on Matthew 26:36-46)

The Rev. James Ellis, III (other)

Palm Sunday reminds us of the conundrum of the human experience and the beauty of Jesus' sacrifice, the decision to love us to death. Even in the midst of betrayal, tribulation, and anxiety, Jesus chose to move forward with the fulfillment of Scripture that testifies of himself. Friends are important on this side of heaven, but Jesus is the most important, most faithful friend any of us will ever have.

Read more...

April 16, 2014

Frederick Schmidt: Before You Celebrate Easter, Get Real

The Rev. Dr. Frederick Schmidt (TEC)

Some years ago I was invited to preach at a Good Friday service. I preached on the subject of death—all of which seemed to fit. But the choice of subject prompted one member of the congregation to complain, 'Why didn’t you focus on the resurrection?'

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April 15, 2014

Steve McSwain: The Widespread Departure From the Church: I've Had It Backwards!

Dr. Steve McSwain

I've had it backwards all along. You'll see. Just stay with me. I have written extensively on the subject of the widespread departure of those whom reporters describe, in an effort to be politically correct, as the 'religiously unaffiliated.'

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April 15, 2014

Carol Howard Merritt: Gratitude to Alban

The Rev. Carol Howard Merritt (PCUSA)

For a good generation, Alban has been creating books and resources that slip into our common clergy vernacular. When we think of applying of family systems theories, navigating size transitions, being a blessed church, re-imagining faith, creating open-source communities, or (if I may dare to add my work to the Alban classics) reframing hope, we often refer to Alban.

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April 14, 2014

Weekly Sermon Illustration: They Tell It In Whispers

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 20, 2014 we will celebrate Easter Sunday.

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April 14, 2014

ON Scripture: Seeing and Believing at Easter Time (John 20:1-18) by Greg Carey

ON Scripture

Dr. Greg Carey (UCC)

On Easter Sunday no less than other days of the year, many fear that their own faith is inadequate. They worry that they don’t understand enough. They obsess that maybe they lack full conviction. John’s resurrection account speaks directly to the nature of our believing.

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April 14, 2014

Marcus Borg: Holy Monday: Public Protest in the Temple

Dr. Marcus Borg (TEC)

On Monday of Holy Week, Jesus performed a provocative public act in the courtyard of the temple. As Mark (and Matthew and Luke) tells the story, he overturned the tables of some money-changers.

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