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The Rev. Jason Micheli

Jason Micheli: A Sheep Without Verbs

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4th Sunday of Easter - Year B

April 22, 2018

The Rev. Jason Micheli (UMC)

My first funeral sermon 16 years ago flopped. "It didn't sound like you knew him at all," a worshipper told me on the way out of the funeral home chapel. "Uh, I didn't know him at all," I replied. I was just a student. I didn't know then - they don't warn you in seminary - that most lay people consider it the mark of a good funeral sermon when the preacher sounds like he knows the deceased.

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The Rev. Frederick Buechner Article

April 12, 2018

Frederick Buechner Sermon Illustration: Feed My Sheep

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.
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The Rev. Paul Brandeis Raushenbush Article

April 20, 2018

Paul Brandeis Raushenbush: The Right to Privacy and Religious Communities

The Rev. Paul Brandeis Raushenbush (ABCUSA)

Facebook often reads like a prayer circle in religious communities.... Religious life happens in real time online on Facebook, as well as all other forms of social media. Which is why the absence of religious voices in the current ethical debate about how Facebook is using our information is all the more curious and troubling.
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Dr. Diana Butler Bass (TEC)

Take a minute to watch an inspiring word from author and scholar Diana Butler Bass in our new Day1 Minute video series!
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The Rev. Gordon Stewart

Gordon Stewart: Two Universities: Paris and Liberty

The Rev. Gordon Stewart (PCUSA)

In this audio feature, the Rev. Gordon Stewart compares Thomas Aquinas' experience at Paris University with today's Liberty University.
Recent Blog Posts
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April 20, 2018

Paul Brandeis Raushenbush: The Right to Privacy and Religious Communities

The Rev. Paul Brandeis Raushenbush (ABCUSA)

Facebook often reads like a prayer circle in religious communities.... Religious life happens in real time online on Facebook, as well as all other forms of social media. Which is why the absence of religious voices in the current ethical debate about how Facebook is using our information is all the more curious and troubling.

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April 17, 2018

David Crumm: Jon Sweeney on the remarkable life of Phyllis Tickle

ReadTheSpirit.com

David Crumm

Jon Sweeney’s fascinating new biography of Phyllis devotes two pages to a list of her books, but admits to readers that this is 'not a complete bibliography.' If someone eventually lists all of her publications, including manuscripts she edited plus her own ever-flowing river of journalism—the result would fill another book!

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April 12, 2018

Frederick Buechner Sermon Illustration: Feed My Sheep

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.

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April 12, 2018

Diana Butler Bass: Choosing Gratitude as a Way of Life

Dr. Diana Butler Bass (TEC)

A friend of mine recently went through a painful personal crisis. At first, it seemed to be the result of a breakup. Then it went deeper, as he realized that he did not understand the meaning or purpose of his own life. He was both anxious and depressed. 'I think,' he confessed, 'that I’m really having a spiritual crisis.'

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April 09, 2018

Frederick Buechner Sermon Illustration: Messiah

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. 

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April 09, 2018

David Crumm: Stanley Hauerwas on The Character of Virtue, Letters to a Godson

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David Crumm

Would you invite Stanley Hauerwas—the famously 'angry' theologian—to become your child’s godparent and agree to write a series of letters to your son or daughter? That is what the Rev. Dr. Samuel Wells and his wife did two decades ago, fully aware of the famous theologian’s 'happy anger,' as Wells describes it.

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April 04, 2018

David Crumm: Jana Riess on re-discovery of the Christian Prayer Wheel after it was lost for centuries

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David Crumm

Do you remember the headlines about this discovery? Sara Griffiths of The Daily Mail in the UK was among many journalists around the world who reported in 2015 on the mysterious chart, which turned up when a medieval illuminated book of Gospels was placed on the auction block. In the front of that set of Gospels was a strange chart for a kind of spiritual discipline no one could decipher.

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April 03, 2018

Mitch Carnell: In Unkind Culture, Is There Still Something Nice to Say?

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I helped launch the Say Something Nice Day movement 13 years ago. Never in my wildest imagination did I think that the greatest barriers to our success would become a president of the United States and evangelical Christians who support his coarse way of communicating and his behavior.

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March 30, 2018

Bishop Elizabeth Eaton: An Easter Message 2018

Bishop Elizabeth Eaton (ELCA)

In her Easter message, the Rev. Elizabeth A. Eaton, presiding bishop of the Evangelical Lutheran Church in America (ELCA), reminds us that Jesus’ crucifixion is the death of our death.

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March 29, 2018

Weekly Sermon Illustration: Thomas

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.

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