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The Rev. Robin Wilson

For Such a Time as This

Esther 4:1-17

8th Sunday after Pentecost - Year A

August 03, 2014

The Rev. Robin Wilson (UMC)

It was her beauty that you first noticed. So young. So exotic. So striking. Easily intrigued by her, you want to know more. She trusted few, kept her secrets close, and relied on only one for advice and guidance. She struggled to do the right thing and live a good life, wavering at times...fully human. She believed in her God, while existing in a world that seemed faithless. She used her allure and became the one to have, the one to win, and the one who won. Esther caught the eye of the king and used her only apparent power to her advantage. She was so special and yet so normal...for even the most beautiful can be painfully flawed.

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The Rev. Frederick Buechner Article

July 28, 2014

Weekly Sermon Illustration: The Gospel as Comedy

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 3, 2014 we will celebrate the Eighth Sunday after Pentecost.
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The Rev. Dr. Lillian Daniel Article

July 29, 2014

Lillian Daniel: The Brain's Brief Moment

The Rev. Dr. Lillian Daniel (UCC)

There's more to life than brainpower. No matter when you make the big decisions, gray matter is just one small piece of it.
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A Year of Forgiveness - Dwight Moody

The Rev. Dr. Dwight Moody (CBF)

The Rev. Dr. Dwight Moody shares a personal story that drives home our need to forgive others and ourselves.
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Day1 host Peter Wallace talks with Krista Tippett about her award-winning public radio radio program, "On Being," and her experiences and spiritual background that make her such an effective communicator of faith today.
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July 29, 2014

Lillian Daniel: The Brain's Brief Moment

The Rev. Dr. Lillian Daniel (UCC)

There's more to life than brainpower. No matter when you make the big decisions, gray matter is just one small piece of it.

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July 28, 2014

Weekly Sermon Illustration: The Gospel as Comedy

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 3, 2014 we will celebrate the Eighth Sunday after Pentecost.

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July 28, 2014

ON Scripture: Could Loaves and Fishes Change The Immigration Dilemma? (Matthew 14:13-21) By Verity Jones

ON Scripture

While I do not think this short essay could even begin to solve all of the issues related to immigration reform, I do think people of faith can interject a different perspective into the debate, one that might begin to turn things over.

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July 27, 2014

Marcus Borg: Further Thoughts on a Letter About Jesus

Dr. Marcus Borg (TEC)

My previous blog – 'A Letter about Jesus' – drew a much larger response than I expected. In this blog, I continue that conversation with a clarification and some additional comments.

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July 27, 2014

Chuck Queen: Hungering for Justice (Private Charity Is Not Enough)

The Rev. Dr. Chuck Queen (CBF)

Part 6: Progressive Reflections on Traditional Christian Themes Engaging in social justice can be challenging, difficult, and risky work. It is easy to understand why many present-day Christians have relinquished this responsibility and redefined the gospel so that it is not about social justice at all.

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July 26, 2014

Martin Copenhaver: He Had a Name

The Rev. Martin Copenhaver (UCC)

Like so much of Jesus' teachings, this parable upends the usual order of things. In the world, rich men's names are known and beggars are often treated as nameless.

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July 25, 2014

The Most Rev. Katharine Jefferts Schori: Communities of Equality

The Most Rev. Katharine Jefferts Schori (TEC)

We continue to seek equality and justice for all, work that has been ably and prophetically led by women, both lay and ordained.

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July 25, 2014

Carol Howard Merritt: Intergenerational Living

The Rev. Carol Howard Merritt (PCUSA)

We’ve had family farms. We’ve had family businesses. We have worked and lived intergenerationally for many years. We had a small blip, where independent living became more of a norm, but now it may be time we go back to sharing our homes and resources. Is that such a terrible thing?

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July 24, 2014

Ron Buford: The Infinite Journey (Proverbs 1:1-7)

Ron Buford (UCC)

This biblical text is on my top ten list of Bible verses to remember. Here fear does not mean 'to be afraid.' but something more akin to 'be in awe.'

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July 24, 2014

Will Willimon: Being Bishop

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

Bishop, published in 2012 by Abingdon, contains some of my thoughts and insights from my eight years as active bishop in the United Methodist Church. These are some of my thoughts from the first chapter of that book. The book caused much interest among many denominations but does not seem to have been too well received by my fellow UM bishops even though I lauded our bishops as a key to the future vitality of our church.

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