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The Rev. Dr. Thomas Lane Butts

You Are Not One of Us

Mark 6:1-6

6th Sunday after Pentecost - Year B

July 05, 2015

The Rev. Dr. Thomas Lane Butts, Sr. (UMC)

The Old Testament history of the Jewish people had so many strange twists and turns that it is nothing short of a miracle that it survived to the birth of Jesus. And things haven't been straightforward for the Jewish people since either. The Jewish road from obscurity to political, social and religious power was filled with breathtaking events of danger and destruction. In the time leading up to the birth of Jesus, the Jewish people became so fragmented, lost and hopelessly endangered that they realized that their condition was beyond human help. They were holding on to the hope of divine intervention into human affairs in the form of a Messiah. And this growing expectation was not casual. It was their only hope for deliverance from the burgeoning power of personal and political enemies.

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The Rev. Frederick Buechner Article

June 29, 2015

Weekly Sermon Illustration: Paul

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 July 5, 2015 we will celebrate The Sixth Sunday After Pentecost.
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The Rev. Dr. Frederick W. Schmidt Article

July 04, 2015

Frederick Schmidt: 7 Reasons Why the Church Should Learn to Disagree

The Rev. Dr. Frederick Schmidt (TEC)

According to experts great and small, we’ve lost our ability to disagree. Rather than discuss our differences and stay in conversation with one another, we go on the attack. We belittle, judge, and demonize one another. And, when all else fails, we walk away.
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Dr. Joanna Adams on "30 Good Minutes" - On Not Keeping Score

The Rev. Dr. Joanna Adams (PCUSA)

What is the most important message faith has to tell in a world that is filled with vengeance, bitterness and violence? It is, I believe, the message of forgiveness. That is God's antidote to human sin and destruction.
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A Conversation with Krista Tippett

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Day1 host Peter Wallace talks with Krista Tippett about her award-winning public radio radio program, "On Being," and her experiences and spiritual background that make her such an effective communicator of faith today.
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July 04, 2015

Frederick Schmidt: 7 Reasons Why the Church Should Learn to Disagree

The Rev. Dr. Frederick Schmidt (TEC)

According to experts great and small, we’ve lost our ability to disagree. Rather than discuss our differences and stay in conversation with one another, we go on the attack. We belittle, judge, and demonize one another. And, when all else fails, we walk away.

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July 03, 2015

Brett Younger: Confessions of a Seminary Professor

The Rev. Dr. Brett Younger (CBF)

Followers of Christ are to become uninterested in position, prestige, or publicity—even if they are seminary professors.

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July 02, 2015

Derek Penwell: Can Evangelicals and Christians Coexist in America?

The Rev. Dr. Derek Penwell (CC(DC))

Tradition, orthodoxy, precedent … all have a nasty habit of changing over time, and thus disappointing those who so vigorously contend that 'God’s word is unchanging.'

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July 01, 2015

Martin Copenhaver: From My to Our

The Rev. Martin Copenhaver (UCC)

Researchers at the University of Pennsylvania have been studying our use of pronouns in Facebook posts. They discovered that the use of first-person singular pronouns like I and me is higher among younger users. Older folks tend to use more first-person plural pronouns, like we and our.

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June 30, 2015

Frederick Schmidt: 6 things people need to hear from churches (but are rarely said)

The Rev. Dr. Frederick Schmidt (TEC)

Frankly, I’m not convinced that the statistics charted by Pew are even 'a trend.' It could be argued that Americans are just getting honest about how disenchanted they are with church. Trend or not, the disenchantment can be traced to six things that people need to hear from churches, but are rarely said...

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June 29, 2015

Weekly Sermon Illustration: Paul

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 July 5, 2015 we will celebrate The Sixth Sunday After Pentecost.

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June 29, 2015

ON Scripture: Freedom: For Everyone or Just People Like Us? (2 Corinthians 12:2-10) By Rev. Stephanie Buckhanon Crowder, Ph.D.

ON Scripture: The Bible

The United States celebrates Independence Day this weekend. Through the lens of fireworks, barbeque, political speeches and red, white and blue, many will cavort over the freedom this country affords. For almost 230 years America has danced to its own independent music. For many it is song filled with ear-pleasing melodies and harmony. Others lift tunes of tragedy and cacophony. Some are free to join the American chorus, but not all are welcome.

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June 28, 2015

Carol Howard Merritt: Deconstructing patriarchy, one ritual at a time

The Rev. Carol Howard Merritt (PCUSA)

There might be a reason our ceremonies having the feel of a real estate transaction. The Bible has many passages that see women as a husband’s property. Of course, 'her price is far above rubies,' but why is she wearing a price tag in the first place?

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June 27, 2015

ON Scripture SPECIAL: Gay Marriage: A Christian Response By Barbara K. Lundblad

ON Scripture: The Bible

Can a faithful Christian support the court’s decision? What can we say in response to questions voiced by some Christian people?

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June 27, 2015

David Lose: Is The Church Really In Decline? (Part 2)

The Rev. Dr. David Lose (ELCA)

A few weeks ago, I asked whether the church was really declining. That may seem like an odd question, given the constant bemoaning of attendance and membership declines in mainline congregations, but I pointed to the unparalleled growth of Christianity across the rest of the globe as indicating that perhaps our vision is at times to narrow when we consider God’s work in and through the church.

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