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The Rev. Matthew Gaventa

Matt Gaventa: Home Repair 101

Job 42:1-6, 10-17

23rd Sunday after Pentecost - Year B

October 28, 2018

The Rev. Matthew Gaventa (PCUSA)

 

I used to live in a slowly collapsing farmhouse. Just a few years back, in a small town in rural Virginia, my family and I were renting an old two-by-two that at some point in its long and undocumented history had clearly suffered either the slow withering of the foundation or perhaps it had been partially washed away by floods but the result regardless was that the house was slowly sinking in on itself. This had a variety of ill effects - no toy cars would stay put when you set them on the floor. Furniture along the outer walls of the house had to be carefully selected so that it wouldn't fall on top of us. Hanging pictures so they look level - which was never my specialty in the first place - became nearly impossible. But mostly, after a while, you just got used to it. A few extra hooks would align the pictures. A few extra bolts would secure the furniture. And for the rest of it, like the time during one particularly cold winter that the heating duct just snapped off from the vent underneath the living room, for the rest of it, we just relied on that most elemental repair tool. We just used duct tape. Thank God for duct tape. It couldn't fix the foundation but at least it could make the heat work. Without duct tape I don't think that place would have ever felt quite like home.

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The Rev. Frederick Buechner Article

October 18, 2018

Frederick Buechner Sermon Illustration: Bartimaeus

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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September 28, 2018

David Crumm: C.S. Lewis Is Alive and Well! Why an Oxford-Cambridge Professor who Died 55 Years Ago Remains a Best-Selling Author

ReadTheSpirit.com

Clive Staples Lewis is back! HarperOne has just released two new C.S. Lewis books that fans of the prolific Christian author should regard as magical wardrobes—literary doorways that open into the world of Lewis’s creative mind and heart.
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Day1 Presents Presiding Bishop Michael Curry: “We Need Some Witnesses to the Way of Jesus!”

The Most Rev. Michael Curry (TEC)

The Most Rev. Michael B. Curry, Presiding Bishop and Primate of the Episcopal Church, offered a stirring message on the Jesus Movement and how we can play a role in reviving the mainline churches to follow the Way of Jesus today. Watch his unforgettable message now! And feel free to share it.
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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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October 18, 2018

Frederick Buechner Sermon Illustration: Bartimaeus

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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October 11, 2018

From One Minster to Another

The Rev. Chris Thomas (CBF)

October is Clergy Appreciation Month, so from one minister to another, Thank You.

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September 28, 2018

David Crumm: C.S. Lewis Is Alive and Well! Why an Oxford-Cambridge Professor who Died 55 Years Ago Remains a Best-Selling Author

ReadTheSpirit.com

David Crumm

Clive Staples Lewis is back! HarperOne has just released two new C.S. Lewis books that fans of the prolific Christian author should regard as magical wardrobes—literary doorways that open into the world of Lewis’s creative mind and heart.

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September 26, 2018

Frederick Buechner Sermon Illustration: Job

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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September 25, 2018

Weekly Sermon Illustration: Money

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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September 24, 2018

Benjamin Pratt on the James Bond Bible Study: ‘Do you have the courage to open your eyes?’

The Rev. Benjamin Pratt (UMC)

“Do you have the courage to open your eyes to the many guises of evil in our times?” That’s a line from a reviewer’s recommendation of my book, Ian Fleming’s Seven Deadlier Sins and 007’s Moral Compass, which was published 10 years ago this autumn.

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September 20, 2018

Weekly Sermon Illustration: Like a Child

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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September 20, 2018

Weekly Sermon Illustration: Xerxes, Esther, Haman, and Mordecai

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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September 20, 2018

Susan Sparks: Lord Give Me Patience . . . And Make It Snappy!

The Rev. Susan Sparks (ABCUSA)

Our modern society can best be described in three words: fast, immediate, and instant! We speed walk, speed dial, and speed date.

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September 14, 2018

Will Willimon: Reflecting on Bishop Goodson - New Book Review, "Go And Be Reconciled"

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

William E. Nicholas, professor emeritus at United Methodist-affiliated Birmingham-Southern College, and an active member of the conference Archives and History Committee, provides a wonderful treatment of Alabama Methodist racial history in his new book Go and Be Reconciled: Alabama Methodists Confront Racial Injustice: 1954-1974.

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