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The Rev. R. Scott Colglazier

The Energy That Is Christ

Matthew 16:13-20

11th Sunday after Pentecost - Year A

August 24, 2014

The Rev. R. Scott Colglazier (other)

Our Bible reading today from the Gospel of Matthew suggests that Jesus was taking a step-back moment in his life and ministry. A pause. A time of evaluation.

He had been traveling with the disciples. Teaching. Listening. Reaching out to people. A divine energy was being released into the world through him. An energy that included passion for justice. Healing and compassion for all people. Acceptance for the unacceptable. Yes, something special was happening in the life of Jesus. Yet even when good things are happening, it's important, if not essential, to step back every now and then ask: What is really happening? Where have I been? Where do I want to go? What is my life all about?

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August 18, 2014

The Eyes that Have Cried

The Rev. Juan Huertas (UMC)

A lament in light of #ferguson
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August 20, 2014

Darkwood Brew: Can We Talk? Part 3: Psalm 112

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Watch part 3 of an 8-part series that helps participants communicate more honestly with each other, and with God, by showing a wide range prayerful response to life’s triumphs and tragedies. In part 3, guest Rolf Jacobson discusses Psalm 112.
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August 20, 2014

Darkwood Brew: Can We Talk? Part 3: Psalm 112

Darkwood Brew

Watch part 3 of an 8-part series that helps participants communicate more honestly with each other, and with God, by showing a wide range prayerful response to life’s triumphs and tragedies. In part 3, guest Rolf Jacobson discusses Psalm 112.

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August 19, 2014

Marcus Borg: Postscript to a Letter About Jesus

Dr. Marcus Borg (TEC)

To emphasize: as a Christian, I affirm that Jesus is 'the Word of God' and 'the Word become flesh,' that is, the Word incarnate, the Word embodied in a human life. In Jesus, we see what can be seen of God in a human life. This affirmation goes back to the first Christian century and is orthodox Christianity.

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August 19, 2014

Jamie Jenkins: Blessings

The Rev. Dr. Jamie Jenkins (UMC)

My wife, a Master Gardener, has devoted many hours (and more than a few dollars) to establishing gravel paths and flower beds with a colorful variety of flowering plants and greenery. Our backyard is a place of beauty and tranquility. I am not always conscious of that but as I was sitting on the patio early one morning I realized how blessed I am.

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August 18, 2014

The Eyes that Have Cried

The Rev. Juan Huertas (UMC)

A lament in light of #ferguson

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August 18, 2014

Weekly Sermon Illustration: The Way He Carries Me

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 24, 2014 we will celebrate the Eleventh Sunday after Pentecost.

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August 18, 2014

ON Scripture: Sweaty Spirituality: Fighting Obesity with Paul (Romans 12:1-8) by Jacob D. Myers

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If it is true that we are what we eat, then Christ-followers ought to take a long, hard look at the kinds of things we are putting into our bodies. Paul’s words to the Christ-followers in Rome offer us some food for thought (pardon the pun; couldn’t help myself).

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August 17, 2014

Chuck Queen: What Would Jesus Say to Shawshank Redemption's Samuel Norton?

The Rev. Dr. Chuck Queen (CBF)

The Shawshank Redemption is at the top of my all-time great movies list. It is punctuated with great lines and saturated with rich spiritual symbolism. The warden, Samuel Norton, is an icon of toxic Christianity.

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August 16, 2014

Brett Younger: Your Complete Guide to the Trinity

The Rev. Dr. Brett Younger (CBF)

The Trinity is confusing. We usually say Father, Son, and Holy Ghost, but sometimes you hear Creator, Redeemer, and Sustainer; or Almighty God, Incarnate Word, and Holy Comforter. I heard this one recently—Womb of Life, Word in Flesh, Brooding Spirit. This may become your new favorite: Primordial Nature, Consequent Nature, and Superjective Nature.

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August 15, 2014

SPECIAL ON Scripture: Preaching Reflections on Michael Brown and Ferguson

ON Scripture

In light of this week's events in Ferguson, Missouri, several of our ON Scripture writers took a few moments to reflect upon what they would/will be preaching on this Sunday.

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August 15, 2014

Carol Howard Merritt: Pastors in Poverty

The Rev. Carol Howard Merritt (PCUSA)

Most of us have seen this coming for a decade, but it’s still startling to read the headlines in the Atlantic: The Vanishing of Middle Class Clergy.

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