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The Rev. Dr. Christoph Keller III

God Is Dead

Mark 15:1-39

Palm Sunday/Passion Sunday - Year B

March 29, 2015

The Rev. Dr. Christoph Keller, III (TEC)

 

Twenty years ago this spring my father died from Alzheimer's disease. It had been a slow, agonizing end to a good, long life. The worst part of it was a stage, two or three years into the decline, when Dad realized that something terrible was happening, but could no longer fathom what it was. As I was visiting one night, he paced back and forth from wall to wall, anxiously insisting that there was somewhere else that he was supposed to be-a forgotten meeting or appointment. Desperately, he pleaded with me, "Can you help me?" I said, "Dad, I wish I could, but I don't know how." And at that, for the first time in my life, my father looked at me with something like contempt. At breakfast the next morning with my mother, just the two of us, I said, "We are living in a nightmare." Mercifully, as the disease progressed it became easier to live with--until death came, finally, as a friend.

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The Rev. Frederick Buechner Article

March 27, 2015

And That Was The Sermon

The Rev. Frederick Buechner (PCUSA)

This article comes from a lecture on preaching that Buechner delivered at Princeton Theological Seminary's Henderson Conference in 1986.
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The Rev. Dr. Chuck Queen Article

March 29, 2015

Chuck Queen: A Powerful Manual for the Spiritual Life

The Rev. Dr. Chuck Queen (CBF)

In her new book, Between the Dark and the Daylight: Embracing the Contradictions of Life, Benedictine Joan Chittister, while letting go of the shockingly hyperbolic features of Jesus’ method of teaching, beautifully employs the medium of paradox to share spiritual truth from the storehouse of perennial wisdom.
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Duke Chapel: Bridge Panel: What to Say When Someone Is Dying

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Death can sometimes seem far away on a college campus, but it is, of course, the final fact of life for everyone. A Duke Chapel "Bridge Panel" explores death and dying from personal, practical, and theological perspectives.
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A Conversation with Krista Tippett

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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.
Recent Blog Posts
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March 29, 2015

Chuck Queen: A Powerful Manual for the Spiritual Life

The Rev. Dr. Chuck Queen (CBF)

In her new book, Between the Dark and the Daylight: Embracing the Contradictions of Life, Benedictine Joan Chittister, while letting go of the shockingly hyperbolic features of Jesus’ method of teaching, beautifully employs the medium of paradox to share spiritual truth from the storehouse of perennial wisdom.

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March 28, 2015

Day 1 70th Anniversary Benefit Honors 2015 Community Leaders of Faith

Day1

The Day 1 annual benefit on Tuesday, March 17, honored eight Atlanta area leaders who are well known for their commitment to the good of the community and who also are deeply committed to their church and Christian faith.

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March 27, 2015

And That Was The Sermon

The Rev. Frederick Buechner (PCUSA)

This article comes from a lecture on preaching that Buechner delivered at Princeton Theological Seminary's Henderson Conference in 1986.

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March 27, 2015

Greg Carey: Jesus: A Death Like Ours

Dr. Greg Carey (UCC)

We Christians are approaching Holy Week, the week we set apart to contemplate the events surrounding Jesus' arrest, his crucifixion, and his resurrection. We don't ordinarily go for the morbid -- most of us don't, anyway -- but the mystery of Jesus' death and resurrection lies at the heart of our faith.

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March 26, 2015

"Do Together!"

Dr. Marcia McFee (UMC)

The power of collaboration is evident in the worship space. This article offers some suggestions for creative collaboration with your whole church!

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March 26, 2015

Alone (A Sermon for Holy Week)

The Rev. Chris Thomas (CBF)

In Christ's final moments he as abandoned by those who had once followed him. He was jeered by those who once shouted "Hosanna!" Even the Father seemed to have left him. He was alone.

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March 26, 2015

Carl McColman: Sister Joan Chittister and the Way of Paradox

Carl McColman (other)

A mature spiritual life embraces paradox. And paradox lies at the heart of Sister Joan Chittister’s newest book, Between the Dark and the Daylight. The subtitle of the book is “Embracing the Contradictions of Life” but I think paradox would be a better word here.

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March 25, 2015

The Most Rev. Katharine Jefferts Schori: The Climate Change Crisis

The Most Rev. Katharine Jefferts Schori (TEC)

Why do we call this a crisis? The planet’s regulatory system is being altered. Like a human being with a runaway fever, the malfunctioning thermostat causes a body to slowly self-destruct as inflammation erodes joints, causes nerve cells to misfire, and prevents the digestive system from absorbing nutrients critical to life. This planet is overheating, its climate is changing, and the residents are sick, suffering, and dying.

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March 25, 2015

Kenneth Samuel: Can I Get a Witness?

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

The narratives of the Bible take on texture, taste and smell when they intersect with our own narratives. The stories of God's interactions with the characters of the Bible become real for us when we see our experiences reflected in the text.

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March 24, 2015

William Flippin Jr.: Acts 9:36-43: Roman or Catholic?

The Rev. William Flippin, Jr. (ELCA)

The first-century church was full of catholics. Not Roman Catholics, but catholics -- people devoted to good works and acts of charity. There are over 50 million Roman Catholics in the United States alone which is an impressive number despite the Protestant impetus that shaped and defined our country. But there are many more non-Roman Catholic Christians who nevertheless fall into one of two categories: Roman or catholic. You are one, or you are the other.

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