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The Rev. Eric C. Shafer

Eric Shafer: You're Gonna Have to Serve Somebody

Matthew 22:15-22

20th Sunday after Pentecost - Year A

October 22, 2017

The Rev. Eric Shafer (ELCA)

 

Reading this week's Gospel lesson from St. Matthew, I kept hearing Bob Dylan's song, "Gotta Serve Somebody," in my head:

You may be an ambassador to England or France,

You may like to gamble, you might like to dance,

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October 16, 2017

Weekly Sermon Illustration: Render Unto Caesar

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. Next Sunday, we will celebrate the Twentieth Sunday after Pentecost.
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October 20, 2017

Brad S. Gregory - Rebel in the Ranks: Martin Luther, the Reformation, and the Conflicts That Continue to Shape Our World - EXCERPT

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An excerpt from Brad S. Gregory's new book, "Rebel in the Ranks: Martin Luther, the Reformation, and the Conflicts That Continue to Shape Our World"
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Day1 Honors the Rev. Dr. Thomas G. Long

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Tom Long is a 2017 Day1 Community Leader of Faith. Tom Long is the Bandy Professor of Preaching Emeritus at Candler School of Theology at Emory University. A Presbyterian minister, he is internationally renowned as one of the best preachers of his time. He has taught preaching for over 40 years, at Erskine Theological Seminary, Columbia Theological Seminary, and Candler. He has written dozens of books and served as senior editor of the New Interpreter’s Bible and editor of Theology Today, as well as other journals. He has served as the chair of the Day1 Advisory Board since its inception 15 years ago.
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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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October 20, 2017

Brad S. Gregory - Rebel in the Ranks: Martin Luther, the Reformation, and the Conflicts That Continue to Shape Our World - EXCERPT

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An excerpt from Brad S. Gregory's new book, "Rebel in the Ranks: Martin Luther, the Reformation, and the Conflicts That Continue to Shape Our World"

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October 18, 2017

Susan Sparks: We can find common ground, but only if we try

The Rev. Susan Sparks (ABCUSA)

Recently, I was in the Atlanta airport waiting on a flight and I noticed two groups of people standing off to the side of the boarding gate. The first was a Muslim woman in full burka with three children between the ages of 3 and 5. The kids, also in traditional clothing, were nestled on the floor watching a video. Next to them was a white woman with a little boy, also about 5. She occasionally eyed the woman in the burka with suspicion.

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October 16, 2017

Weekly Sermon Illustration: Render Unto Caesar

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. Next Sunday, we will celebrate the Twentieth Sunday after Pentecost.

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October 16, 2017

Scott Gilpin: How to respond in a crisis: Do something!

United Methodist Church (UMC)

The recent shootings in the United States and the massacre of innocents around the world are shocking. The root causes behind these tragedies appear insurmountable. When confronted with such horrific scenes, our fear and outrage fill voids in our understanding, and our imaginations often don’t fill these voids with good thoughts. Terrorists, for instance, are counting on this very reaction from you and me.

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October 15, 2017

Talitha Arnold: As Sure As the Hairs on Your Head

The Rev. Talitha Arnold (UCC)

Samson was at a dead end. He'd betrayed God, his people, and himself. Once the strongman of Israel who defeated the Philistines, now he was their slave, blinded and yoked to a millstone like an ox.

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October 14, 2017

Gordon Stewart: When the news goes away

The Rev. Gordon Stewart (PCUSA)

Days away from internet access brings a calmer reflection. Being in touch isn’t all it’s cracked up to be. Out of touch with bad news brings relief to the body.

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October 12, 2017

Ben Pratt and James Truxell: As the voice of Doctor No echoes from Las Vegas, can we collectively respond with love?

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How can we respond to the horrific shooting in Las Vegas, when the gunman’s dark motives remain such a mystery? There was no war cry from Stephen Paddock. No manifesto awaiting publication. No suicide video. No affiliation with an infamous group.

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October 11, 2017

Frederick Schmidt: God-given Weirdness

The Rev. Dr. Frederick Schmidt (TEC)

Much of the literature on the fundamentalist – modernist controversy of the 1920s and 30s is described as the struggle of fundamentalists against modernity — its science, its ways of thinking, approaches to Scripture, and, in particular, the theory of evolution. But what we don’t talk about very much is the way in which the desire not be thought of as fundamentalist has shaped mainline Protestantism.

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October 09, 2017

Carol Howard Merritt: Drifting into the flow, without a brain hack

The Rev. Carol Howard Merritt (PCUSA)

Our culture will continue to replace traditional religion with other services that attempt to provide the same thing.

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October 07, 2017

Emily C. Heath: Disagreeable

The Rev. Emily Heath (UCC)

Malcolm Gladwell, the journalist and author, has a theory. He believes that the people who truly create social change in this world are always a little 'disagreeable.' Far from people who seek peace and unity at every cost, disagreeable people are willing not to be liked by everyone. They are also willing to break a rule from time to time in order to do what is right.

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