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The Rev. Dr. Stephen H. Cook

Stephen Cook: Wilderness Time

Matthew 4:1-11

1st Sunday in Lent - Year A

March 05, 2017

The Rev. Dr. Stephen Cook (CBF)

 

Once when I was pastor of a church between youth ministers, I stepped in to lead the young people in that interim season. We were getting close to Easter, and I announced one Sunday night that I had a surprise for them. We were going on a field trip. We loaded the church van and took off.

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The Rev. Frederick Buechner Article

February 27, 2017

Weekly Sermon Illustration: Eve

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 First Sunday in Lent.
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The Rev. Dr. Brett Younger Article

February 28, 2017

Brett Younger: Dear President Trump, You could make things a lot easier for preachers

The Rev. Dr. Brett Younger (CBF)

Dear President Trump: I am sure you are getting letters from groups that feel like they are being mistreated. Muslims, Hispanics, African Americans, women, Jews, the poor, and the LGBTQ community have legitimate concerns, but have you thought about how you are making life difficult for preachers? Ministers are not usually considered an oppressed group, but preaching was easier before you became president.
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Day1 Video Reflection: "More Than Enough" - Rev. Ginger Gaines-Cirelli on 2 Kings 4:1-7

The Rev. Ginger Gaines-Cirelli (UMC)

In this Day1 Reflection Video, the Rev. Ginger Gaines-Cirelli explores how God can provide all we need in life as she discusses the story of the woman in need whom the prophet Elisha helps (2 Kings 4:1-7). Ginger is senior pastor of Foundry United Methodist Church in Washington, DC.
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February 28, 2017

Brett Younger: Dear President Trump, You could make things a lot easier for preachers

The Rev. Dr. Brett Younger (CBF)

Dear President Trump: I am sure you are getting letters from groups that feel like they are being mistreated. Muslims, Hispanics, African Americans, women, Jews, the poor, and the LGBTQ community have legitimate concerns, but have you thought about how you are making life difficult for preachers? Ministers are not usually considered an oppressed group, but preaching was easier before you became president.

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February 27, 2017

Weekly Sermon Illustration: Eve

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 First Sunday in Lent.

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February 27, 2017

ON Scripture: It’s Been 40 Days: How to Resist the Temptation of Injustice and Intolerance (Matthew 4:1-11) By Karyn L Wiseman

ON Scripture: The Bible

In our text for this week, Jesus is in the wilderness preparing for the role he is about to undertake through his public ministry. He is alone but is visited by Satan as a three-fold test --which is a more accurate translation than what we understand as temptation.

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February 25, 2017

Jacqueline Lewis: A Spirituality For Hot-Mess Times #LoveTakesAction

The Rev. Dr. Jacqueline Lewis (other)

These times demand that we resist violence to our own bodies and souls, and give them tender care as an act of revolutionary love.

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February 24, 2017

Kingdom of God

The Rev. Frederick Buechner (PCUSA)

This is a Day1 Key Voice article by The Rev. Frederick Buechner.

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February 24, 2017

Lillian Daniel: You Can't Step in the Same River Twice

The Rev. Dr. Lillian Daniel (UCC)

I'm fascinated by the river I live next to. Maybe Dubuque's natives are used to it, but the Mississippi River is brand new to me, and each season reveals a new side to its personality.

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February 23, 2017

Anthony Robinson: God Wants You Back

The Rev. Anthony Robinson (UCC)

Sisters and brothers, God wants you back. God wants us back. How did we get separated? How did our faith become weak, our hope diminished, our love tepid?

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February 22, 2017

Carl McColman: Seven Tips for Returning to Church (After Being Away for Awhile)

Carl McColman (other)

Have you been away from parish life for a while, but now feel like returning? You’re not alone.

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February 20, 2017

Weekly Sermon Illustration: Neurotic 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 Eigth Sunday after Epiphany.

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February 20, 2017

ON Scripture: A God of Second Chances (2 Peter 1:16-21) By Melissa Browning

ON Scripture: The Bible

The stories of wicked kings are not hard to find when we turn to scripture. After the Exodus, God creates a covenant with the people to rule as king from above. Moses went up to the mountain to receive God’s law and to establish God’s priestly kingdom with Israel. But it turned out that the people of Israel were not the best followers.

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