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The Rev. Dr. William H. Willimon

Will Willimon: One in Christ

Philippians 2:1-13

17th Sunday after Pentecost - Year A

October 01, 2017

The Rev. Dr. William H. Willimon (UMC)

 

Driving down to Atlanta to record this sermon for Day 1, I thought of the very first church I served. I was a student at Emory at the time. I drove out to the church on Saturday to meet with the lay leader. He met me at the little one room church, then named, "Friendship Methodist Church" (That's a misnomer if ever there were one!).

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September 18, 2017

Weekly Sermon Illustration: Parable

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 Sixteenth Sunday after Pentecost. Here is a reading from the gospel of Matthew:
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September 25, 2017

ON Scripture: Downward Dog: Finding God in a Dog (Philippians 2:1-13) By Melissa Tidwell

ON Scripture: The Bible

We didn’t have dogs in my family—we were cat people—so it was not until I was an adult that I first fell for a dog. Lucy, a Golden Retriever who came to live at my house was the one who changed my heart. She seemed gentler than other dogs I had been around.
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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: Tide Pools and the Ocean

The Rev. Gordon Stewart (PCUSA)

In this audio feature, the Rev. Gordon Stewart reflects on the tide pools he played in as a child, wondering if, like religion, the soul itself is like a tide pool.
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September 25, 2017

ON Scripture: Downward Dog: Finding God in a Dog (Philippians 2:1-13) By Melissa Tidwell

ON Scripture: The Bible

We didn’t have dogs in my family—we were cat people—so it was not until I was an adult that I first fell for a dog. Lucy, a Golden Retriever who came to live at my house was the one who changed my heart. She seemed gentler than other dogs I had been around.

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September 23, 2017

Greg Carey: The Nashville Statement and the Decline of the Christian Right

Dr. Greg Carey (UCC)

Recently a group called the Coalition for Biblical Manhood and Womanhood – no, really, they call themselves that – created a small stir by issuing the 'Nashville Statement.' The statement and the lack of attention it’s receiving reveal the degree to which the old religious right has lost its capacity to influence public conversations.

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September 21, 2017

UMC General Commission on Religion and Race: Being the “Blessed” Amidst Violence

United Methodist Church (UMC)

We are witnessing escalating violence in word and deed from brother to brother and sister to sister. And we experience fear and pain. We mourn and sorrow. We wonder if there is hope for righteousness and justice. We question, 'Will there be peace among us? When?'

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September 20, 2017

Tony Robinson: Faith Is Simple (But Not Easy)

The Rev. Anthony Robinson (UCC)

It is easy to turn faith into an instrument of me getting what I want. But I kind of think faith is more about God getting what God wants, what God wants in and through us.

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September 20, 2017

Ben Pratt: How come we can’t talk to each other anymore?

The Rev. Benjamin Pratt (UMC)

Is your heart still broken over the evil that came to Charlottesville, Virginia, one month ago? As I ponder that horrific eruption of hate, the question that troubles my heart is as old as a folk song from the ’60s: Why can’t we talk to each other anymore?

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September 18, 2017

Weekly Sermon Illustration: Parable

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 Sixteenth Sunday after Pentecost. Here is a reading from the gospel of Matthew:

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September 18, 2017

ON Scripture: Imagining Economic Justice (Matthew 20:1-16) By Thomas G. Long

ON Scripture: The Bible

The Rev. Dr. Thomas G. Long (PCUSA)

Every day at 3:00 a.m., the men who have slept on the floor of the Border Farmworkers Center in El Paso rouse themselves from sleep. Soon the busses from the farms growing chiles and peppers in New Mexico will rattle into the parking lot. The overseers will step off the buses and look over the crowd of men hoping to work in the fields. Those who appear young, strong, and able will be summoned to get on the bus, while others will be left behind, hoping that another bus will soon arrive needing laborers.

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September 17, 2017

Kenneth L. Samuel: Light from the Least

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

When thick, palpable, complete darkness descended upon the Egyptians, I wonder why none of them seemed to notice that the Children of Israel had light. Perhaps Egypt's plague of darkness was really a plague of arrogance - a stubborn refusal to look for light among the people to whom the Egyptians felt superior.

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September 16, 2017

Carl McColman: How do Contemplatives Share the Gospel with Others?

Carl McColman (other)

In my recent book, Christian Mystics: 108 Seers, Saints and Sages, I made a comment that inspired a reader to reach out to me. It involves the question of evangelization, or proclaiming the Gospel.

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September 15, 2017

Tony Robinson: Another Way

The Rev. Anthony Robinson (UCC)

I started my ministry in small, rural churches. I did my pastoral work standing in dairy barns and over coffee at kitchen tables. I even wrote my seminary master's thesis on small churches and their strengths and challenges.

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