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Waiting in Lag Time

Mark 13:24-37

1st Sunday of Advent - Year B

November 30, 2014

The Rev. Sue Haupert-Johnson (UMC)

"Oh that you would tear open the heavens and come down!" The cry goes up from the prophet and the people of Israel in Isaiah 64, the Hebrew Bible lection for this first Sunday in Advent. This lament has been echoed by individuals and entire peoples throughout the ages: "We need you, God! Where are you, God? Come down and intervene NOW, God! Enough is enough!"

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November 24, 2014

Weekly Sermon Illustration: Mark

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 November 30, 2014 we will celebrate the First Sunday of Advent.
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November 26, 2014

Darkwood Brew: Way Out of No Way, Part 4: Delivering

Darkwood Brew

In this six-week series, we’ll explore some familiar Hebrew stories of despair and deliverance. Noah, Abraham, Joseph, and Moses each persevered with God’s help amid almost unimaginable darkness. This series is for the times in your life when there seems to be no way out, and for the times when God’s covenant shines a light in the darkness providing that way, after all. Part 4, "Delivering," features Christian Piatt.
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“Make A Joyful Noise”: Renaissance Art and Music at Florence Cathedral

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Three marble panels from Italian sculptor Luca della Robbia’s famed organ loft created for Florence Cathedral traveled to the U.S. for the first time for this exhibition at the High Museum of Art in Atlanta, GA
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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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November 26, 2014

Darkwood Brew: Way Out of No Way, Part 4: Delivering

Darkwood Brew

In this six-week series, we’ll explore some familiar Hebrew stories of despair and deliverance. Noah, Abraham, Joseph, and Moses each persevered with God’s help amid almost unimaginable darkness. This series is for the times in your life when there seems to be no way out, and for the times when God’s covenant shines a light in the darkness providing that way, after all. Part 4, "Delivering," features Christian Piatt.

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November 25, 2014

Auburn Seminary: Resources for Talking About Ferguson

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By Macky Alson, Auburn Seminary: I can imagine that you are preparing to preach and teach on the Ferguson verdict, so I have pulled together some resources linked and excerpted here that may be of help.

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November 25, 2014

Greg Carey: Another Jesus and Mary Magdalene Hoax

Dr. Greg Carey (UCC)

Recently another Jesus hoax appeared in the media. Media producer Simcha Jacobovici has collaborated with a professor named Barrie Wilson on a book called, 'The Lost Gospel: Decoding the Ancient Text That Reveals Jesus' Marriage to Mary the Magdalene.' I don't wish to be rude, and I will freely admit I haven't read the book yet, but the entire premise is utter hogwash.

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November 24, 2014

Weekly Sermon Illustration: Mark

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 November 30, 2014 we will celebrate the First Sunday of Advent.

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November 24, 2014

ON Scripture: It's Time Again: Depression and the Holidays (Isaiah 64:1-9) by Barabra Lundblad

ON Scripture: The Bible

We know it will soon be the end of November and the end of Thanksgiving weekend. In the Christian calendar, it’s the beginning of Advent, the season leading up to Christmas. For many people, the time between Thanksgiving and Christmas is a tough time to get through.

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November 23, 2014

Brett Webb-Mitchell: May gay marriage mean even more ‘I do’s’ for society, church?

The Rev. Brett Webb-Mitchell (PCUSA)

As an ordained minister in the Presbyterian Church (USA), I have officiated at more than 100 weddings over 30 years. I enjoy performing a wedding, witnessing the coming together of family and friends for a joyous celebration, recognizing the miracle of the joining together of two lives – body, mind and spirit – as they commit to each other with the simple 'I do.'

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November 23, 2014

Tony Robinson: Sacred Speech/Verbal Pollution (Ephesians 4:17-5:1)

The Rev. Anthony Robinson (UCC)

Lots of attention these days, rightly so, to things that pollute the air, the water, the soil. Paul knew, and reminds us, that there is such a thing as verbal pollution. Moreover, its consequences are serious. Careless words, distortions and lies, fracture trust and destroy life.

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November 22, 2014

Carl McColman: Talking about Silence: An Interview with Patrick Shen

Carl McColman (other)

Indie filmmaker Patrick Shen has made several award-winning documentaries, including Flight From Death (2003), a look at the human longing for immortality. But it’s his current project that caught my eye: In Pursuit of Silence, a meditative film about the importance of silence for human beings — and the increasing noise that is drowning out silence in postmodern life.

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November 21, 2014

No Room for Doubt?

The Rev. Frederick Buechner (PCUSA)

How could God reveal himself in a way that would leave no room for doubt?

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November 21, 2014

Frederick Schmidt: Demonizing Difference and the Word Police

The Rev. Dr. Frederick Schmidt (TEC)

One of the more disturbing developments in Progressive Christian thought of late is the demonizing of difference.

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