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The Rev. Canon C. K. Robertson

Chuck Robertson: Power to Press On

Acts 1:6-14

Ascension Sunday - Year A

May 28, 2017

The Rev. Canon Charles K. Robertson (TEC)

 

"Lord, is this the time when you will restore the kingdom to Israel?" Of course they would ask this! Jesus' friends, of course they would ask this question, after all that they had seen and heard and experienced, the good, the bad, yes, the very bad, the darkest of times. Of course, they would ask, "Is this the time?" But wait, I'm getting ahead of myself.  Let's rewind the tape a bit. After all, though this mountaintop scene appears to be the opening scene of a story - one that we know as the Acts of the Apostles - the fact is that we are entering a saga already in progress.  Acts is, a sequel, a really good sequel. Like The Godfather, Part II or The Empire Strikes Back, not like Jaws 2 or (worse) Jaws 3-D!

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The Rev. Frederick Buechner Article

May 22, 2017

Weekly Sermon Illustration: Anxiety

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 Sixth Sunday of Easter.
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May 27, 2017

Susan Baller-Shepard: Your Life Matters in the Big Scheme of Things!

The Rev. Susan Baller-Shepard (PCUSA)

Let this be a pep talk to you on a day in which you doubt this fact. Your life is written on a page in the bigger book of life. While you’re living, it’s hard to trust that it matters. It’s hard to trust that your days are connected to a string of days, connected to lives that are connected to other lives in ways you’d never imagine, that you never get to see.
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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: Memorial Day and the Soldier's Helmet

The Rev. Gordon Stewart (PCUSA)

'Memorial Day and the Soldier’s Helmet' is one of the chapters from 'Be Still! Departure from Collective Madness,' by Gordon Stewart, p.10-12.
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May 27, 2017

Susan Baller-Shepard: Your Life Matters in the Big Scheme of Things!

The Rev. Susan Baller-Shepard (PCUSA)

Let this be a pep talk to you on a day in which you doubt this fact. Your life is written on a page in the bigger book of life. While you’re living, it’s hard to trust that it matters. It’s hard to trust that your days are connected to a string of days, connected to lives that are connected to other lives in ways you’d never imagine, that you never get to see.

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May 26, 2017

Tony Robinson: Peace

The Rev. Anthony Robinson (UCC)

The world offers three kinds of peace.

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May 25, 2017

Lillian Daniel: Grace Cheated Me Out of My Discount

The Rev. Dr. Lillian Daniel (UCC)

I got a coupon to my local movie theater for 50% off the cost of a movie ticket with popcorn too. The trouble is, I don't have much time to go to the movies. So I've been waiting for that rarest of combinations: a movie I want to see and the time to see it.

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May 24, 2017

David Crumm: ‘Never Long Enough’ helps families honor loved ones’ lives

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David Crumm

This year, the CDC reports that more than 2.6 million men, women and children will die in the U.S.—leaving tens of millions of family members grieving the loss. Year after year, this is a sad truth about life in America that most of us tend to overlook.

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May 22, 2017

ON Scripture: Moral Injury - the Devil that Looks to Devour (1 Peter 4:12-14; 5:6-11) By Brian Powers

ON Scripture: The Bible

In the earliest parts of my military training, I recall being taught that Memorial Day should not be confused with Veterans’ Day because it remembers those who have made 'the ultimate sacrifice,' having died in the service of our country. Veterans’ Day, by contrast, celebrates those who have survived the conflicts and returned to civilian life. Trauma researchers might argue that this line is not as clear as it may seem.

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May 22, 2017

Weekly Sermon Illustration: Anxiety

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 Sixth Sunday of Easter.

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May 20, 2017

Gordon Stewart: The Seagull and a double rainbow

The Rev. Gordon Stewart (PCUSA)

A double rainbow appeared last evening over the tidal river beyond the house where five seminary classmates and our spouses are staying this week on the coast of Maine.

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May 19, 2017

Wayne Meisel: If…then… Let the Commencement (Speeches) Begin!

The Rev. Wayne Meisel (PCUSA)

Last weekend marked the beginning of college graduations, and with them, another season of commencement speeches. Being asked to deliver a commencement speech is the greatest honor an institution can bestow. But listening to one, is, by definition, drudgery. Commencement speakers are only memorable if they say something unforgivable.

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May 18, 2017

Carl McColman: How Julian of Norwich Changed My Life

Carl McColman (other)

Julian of Norwich, the author of Revelations of Divine Love, had a series of visions on May 8, 1373. Or maybe May 13, we’re not entirely sure. Nevertheless, today is a day that people around the world honor as a memorial of Julian’s extraordinary encounter with Divine Love.

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May 17, 2017

Frederick Schmidt: On Confessing the Sins of Others

The Rev. Dr. Frederick Schmidt (TEC)

Confessing the sins of others is an addictive practice. It feeds self-righteous certainty. It simplifies life’s complex demands. It elicits confirmation from those who share our views. It spares us the effort associated with thinking and reasoning carefully. Above all, it insulates us from the painful process of self-examination.

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