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The Rev. Dr. Nate Phillips

Nate Phillips: A Monster at the End of This Sermon

Luke 16:19-31

19th Sunday after Pentecost - Year C

September 25, 2016

The Rev. Dr. Nathaniel Phillips (PCUSA)

 

I remember the time I tried to introduce my daughter Lily, then two years old, to one of my favorite children's books, "There is a Monster at the End of this Book" starring lovable, furry, old Grover. To begin with, Lily was excited about Grover--even if she thought he was Elmo--and allowed me to read her the book. About halfway through the book, though, she grabbed it out of my hands and slammed it shut.

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September 23, 2016

Boredom

The Rev. Frederick Buechner (PCUSA)

This is a Day1 Key Voice article by The Rev. Frederick Buechner.
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September 25, 2016

Frederick Schmidt: Spirituality and Leadership in the Shadow of Chaos

The Rev. Dr. Frederick Schmidt (TEC)

It is hard to remember how much idealism was thread through celebrations of the new millennium when you look back on it now. The palpable sense of tension, anxiety, conflict, and – in a word – chaos, seems to be thread through the global psyche.
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September 25, 2016

Frederick Schmidt: Spirituality and Leadership in the Shadow of Chaos

The Rev. Dr. Frederick Schmidt (TEC)

It is hard to remember how much idealism was thread through celebrations of the new millennium when you look back on it now. The palpable sense of tension, anxiety, conflict, and – in a word – chaos, seems to be thread through the global psyche.

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September 24, 2016

Alyce McKenzie: The Green-Eyed Monster

The Rev. Dr. Alyce McKenzie (UMC)

Envy is rooted in a sense of inadequacy, in feeling that someone else has something I want or something better than what I have and that there is not enough to go around.

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September 23, 2016

Boredom

The Rev. Frederick Buechner (PCUSA)

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

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September 23, 2016

Brett Younger: Too Busy to Sing

The Rev. Dr. Brett Younger (CBF)

I came to work on Tuesday with a detailed to-do list. If everything went perfectly, I would end the day writing something for the church blog. If I got through six of the ten items, it would be a productive day. If I got through five, I would have kept up. If I only got through four, I would be seriously behind.

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September 22, 2016

Greg Cootsona: Adam, Eve 'n' History?

The Rev. Dr. Gregory Cootsona (PCUSA)

My previous post highlighted mere Christians like C.S. Lewis, who understood Adam and Eve as typological (or paradigmatic), but not historical. I’ll call this Position A. I realize many reject this position. And some vehemently! So I now come to Position, B, those who say Yes to Adam and Eve as both typological and historical while engaging the consensus of modern science. They accomplish all this in some surprising ways.

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September 21, 2016

Paul Raushenbush: The Circle Of Violence Must Stop... With Us

The Rev. Paul Brandeis Raushenbush (ABCUSA)

Violence is all around us. Guns and fingers pointed at all sides. These last months have seen horrific violence. It goes around and around, getting stronger as it sinks to new depths. It is up to all of us to stop it.

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September 21, 2016

Kenneth L. Samuel: Refuge, Not Retreat

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

'In the Lord I take refuge. How then can you say to me: Flee like a bird to your mountain... When the foundations are being destroyed, what can the righteous do?' - Psalm 11:1,3 (NIV Excerpts) Almost daily now, our sensitivities and sensibilities are being assaulted with cascading reports of gun violence and human massacre, here and abroad.

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September 20, 2016

Making Peace with the Earth by Grace Ji sun Kim

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The greatest untapped natural resource for addressing the world’s most pressing problems is the energy of religiously committed people. This volume gathers the expertise of activists, theologians and faith-based organizations to inspire and encourage churches and church people everywhere in grassroots work and advocacy for climate justice.

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September 19, 2016

Weekly Sermon Illustration: Righteousness

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 25, 2016 we will celebrate the Nineteenth Sunday after Pentecost.

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September 19, 2016

ON Scripture: Hope: The Call To Action (Jeremiah 32:1-3, 6-15) By Valerie Bridgeman

ON Scripture: The Bible

I have watched with dread as a drama plays out in North Dakota. Thousands of Native Americans and their co-conspirators have taken a stand to try to stop the company, ironically named Dakota Access Pipeline, from drilling for crude oil on land sacred to the Standing Rock Sioux nation.

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