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Michael Brown: The Hard Work of Making Life Right

Isaiah 61:1-4

3rd Sunday of Advent - Year B

December 17, 2017

The Rev. Dr. Michael Brown (other)

 

Last Sunday on this program we spent some time with Isaiah. Let's go back there again today - but not to the same Isaiah as last week because, as you know, there were at least three writers (and probably more than that) who over a long stretch of years all wrote using the pen name of Isaiah. The book itself is actually more-or-less three books that are related to one another. Last week we read a passage written to Hebrew people living in exile in Babylon. It came from the 40th chapter of the book, part of what scholars call "Deutero Isaiah" (or, the second section of the trilogy). This morning we read from the 61st chapter, which is located in "Trito Isaiah" (the third section of the trilogy). Today's passage, unlike last week's, is not written to people living in captivity, but rather to people who had been liberated from that and had returned home - which had been their fervent dream and hope and prayer for generations.

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December 18, 2017

Weekly Sermon Illustration: The Shepherd

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 Christmas Eve.
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December 18, 2017

The Rev. George L. Choyce: Excerpt from "The Potter's Wheel: How Epilepsy Changed My Life"

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In this excerpt from his new book 'The Potter's Wheel," which tells his story of moving through the stages of grief in dealing with epilepsy, Episcopal priest George Choyce shares insights about the stage of anger.
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Susan Sparks: Laughing Our Way to World Peace

The Rev. Susan Sparks (ABCUSA)

Rev. Susan Sparks, former lawyer and now standup comedian and Baptist preacher, shares insights on how humor can lead to world peace at a TEDx Talk in Atlanta.

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Gordon Stewart: Two Universities: Paris and Liberty

The Rev. Gordon Stewart (PCUSA)

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December 18, 2017

Weekly Sermon Illustration: The Shepherd

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 Christmas Eve.

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December 18, 2017

The Rev. George L. Choyce: Excerpt from "The Potter's Wheel: How Epilepsy Changed My Life"

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In this excerpt from his new book 'The Potter's Wheel," which tells his story of moving through the stages of grief in dealing with epilepsy, Episcopal priest George Choyce shares insights about the stage of anger.

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December 16, 2017

Carol Howard Merritt: Marvelous Mrs. Maisel, can you save us from being hot messes?

The Rev. Carol Howard Merritt (PCUSA)

My daughter and I were watching 'Marvelous Mrs. Maisel' when Midge Maisel pulled out her measuring tape and began to write down the size of her ankles, calves, and thighs. While she checked her proportions, we laughed at the ridiculousness of it.

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December 15, 2017

A Parable

The Rev. Chris Thomas (CBF)

Two men go on a trip. Both come back. Only one got the message.

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December 14, 2017

Frederick Schmidt: Why the Conversation about Rights Won’t End Harassment

The Rev. Dr. Frederick Schmidt (TEC)

Rightly, we have been discussing women’s rights in one form or another for nearly 170 years in the United States. None of that has effectively addressed the issues of objectification, exploitation, harassment or physical violence.

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December 12, 2017

Bishop Elizabeth Eaton: Disengage the Autopilot

Bishop Elizabeth Eaton (ELCA)

I was driving to work one day thinking about my schedule—the meetings I needed to attend, reports I needed to finish, preparations still to be completed for upcoming travel, email I needed to answer, phone calls I absolutely had to make, and compiling a grocery list in my head so I would pick up what I needed for supper on the way home from work. All of a sudden I found myself pulling into the parking garage at the Lutheran Center. I had driven the 9 miles to work and had no idea how I got there.

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December 11, 2017

Weekly Sermon Illustration: Prayer

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 Third Sunday of Advent.

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December 08, 2017

Susan Sparks: Three Redwood Wishes

The Rev. Susan Sparks (ABCUSA)

Anyone who has stood in the presence of redwoods knows that it's a holy experience. As I walked under their great canopy, I began to wonder: what if these massive trees could talk? What wisdom would they share with our twenty-first-century society? What redwood wishes might be offered for our broken world?

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December 07, 2017

Kenneth L. Samuel: Blessed

The Rev. Dr. Kenneth L. Samuel (UCC)

I am blessed to be in a natural wonder as I write this devotion. But as I enjoy its beauty, I am also mindful of the border disputes that currently engulf our country. Threats of deportation and the erection of a border wall seem so inconsistent with the vastness of space and hospitality displayed in this region.

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December 06, 2017

Margaret Marcuson: Here’s what positive relationships at church really look like

The Rev. Margaret Marcuson (ABCUSA)

What do you see in the relationships in your church? It’s easy to get focused on the negative people and interactions and spend a lot of time discussing them (if not complaining). I think focusing on what’s working and how to get more of it can be more productive.

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