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The Rev. Dr. David Hull

David Hull: Benediction

Isaiah 6:1-8

1st Sunday after Pentecost - Year B

May 27, 2018

The Rev. Dr. David Hull (CBF)

 

The Benediction was my favorite part of the Sunday morning worship service. As a young child, I thought I knew what Benediction meant. The cartoons I watched signed off with "That's all folks!" and I knew the cartoon was over. Benediction was the church's way of saying, "That's all folks!" Soon I could get up and move around. No longer did I have to be quiet and worry about the stern look from my Mother if I was not so attentive. Lunch was not far away. I loved the Benediction and everything that it represented!

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The Rev. Frederick Buechner Article

May 17, 2018

Frederick Buechner Sermon Illustration: Nicodemus

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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May 14, 2018

David Crumm: Matthew Kaemingk invites Christians and Muslims to envision a table as the core of healthy community

ReadTheSpirit.com

Humility is the first value trampled into the dust of America’s stormy political conflicts these days. So, we start our coverage of Christian ethicist Matthew Kaemingk’s thought-provoking new book by pointing out that Matthew identifies true humility as a foundation for healthy interfaith relationships. If you are among our readers interested in the promising new findings emerging in humility research—then this is a a book you need to add to your bookshelf.
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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.
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May 17, 2018

Frederick Buechner Sermon Illustration: Nicodemus

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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May 14, 2018

David Crumm: Matthew Kaemingk invites Christians and Muslims to envision a table as the core of healthy community

ReadTheSpirit.com

David Crumm

Humility is the first value trampled into the dust of America’s stormy political conflicts these days. So, we start our coverage of Christian ethicist Matthew Kaemingk’s thought-provoking new book by pointing out that Matthew identifies true humility as a foundation for healthy interfaith relationships. If you are among our readers interested in the promising new findings emerging in humility research—then this is a a book you need to add to your bookshelf.

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May 11, 2018

Kathy L. Gilbert: Addiction, Mother’s Day and God’s grace

United Methodist Church (UMC)

Around 4 a.m. I hear Eli start his day with a tiny, sharp roar. Emily’s feet are shuffling across the creaking hardwood floor on to the way to the brown leather recliner. 'Stop, Eli,' she says, I can hear the yawn in her voice. Either he does or I go back to sleep until around 5:30 a.m. when my alarm starts buzzing.

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May 10, 2018

Frederick Buechner Sermon Illustration: Fire

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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May 08, 2018

Frederick Buechner Sermon Illustration: Law

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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May 07, 2018

David Crumm: David Finnegan-Hosey invites us to meet ‘Christ on the Psych Ward’

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David Crumm

“Let me tell you a story.” Those are the first words in the Rev. David Finnegan-Hosey’s memoir, Christ on the Psych Ward, an inspiring book that should be read by anyone who cares about the future of congregational life in America. The personal narrative is David’s struggle to overcome his crisis with mental health. Along the way, he invites us to look at how churches can respond more appropriately to the millions of families facing these issues every year.

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May 01, 2018

David Crumm interviews Diana Butler Bass: Diana Butler Bass: Why should we feel Grateful?

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David Crumm

Nearly everyone feels grateful—or so we’re told in a national study by Pew researchers that Diana Butler Bass describes in the opening pages of her new book, 'Grateful: The Transformative Power of Giving Thanks.' So, if you don’t feel grateful most of the time—do you find yourself feeling like a failure? Diana admits that’s how she feels sometimes—like 'a gratitude klutz.'

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April 30, 2018

Frederick Buechner Sermon Illustration: Music

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 24, 2018

David Crumm: Rediscovering the Tree of World Religions with John Bellaimey

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David Crumm

Meet John Bellaimey—a veteran educator at the prestigious Breck School, an independent preK-12 college preparatory school in Minnesota. Breck is known for producing more than its share of Merit Scholars and sending students to Ivy League schools. Bellaimey developed The Tree of World Religions to help students understand the religious foundations of our world’s diverse cultures and nations.

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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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