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The Rev. Dr. Russell J. Levenson, Jr.

Russ Levenson: How Do You Love Thee?

Leviticus 19:1-2, 9-18; Matthew 5:38-48

7th Sunday after Epiphany - Year A

February 19, 2017

The Rev. Dr. Russell Levenson, Jr. (TEC)

 

Like many clergy; my work entails working with people of all ages--that often includes children--even young children. We have a pre-school at St. Martin's in Houston where I serve. I make an effort to roam the halls at least once a week or so. All kind of interesting things happen to me during these encounters--sometimes a smile, sometimes an unsolicited hug and often a question or two. Not too long ago, I was walking down the hall and I was stopped by one of our little ones--a small tyke, not yet old enough to read. She pointed at me and said, "Father Levenson...why do you dress so funny?"

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February 17, 2017

Vocation

The Rev. Frederick Buechner (PCUSA)

This is a Day1 Key Voice article by The Rev. Frederick Buechner.
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The Rev. Dr. Lillian Daniel Article

February 17, 2017

Lillian Daniel: My Multifaith Moment at Marshall’s

The Rev. Dr. Lillian Daniel (UCC)

In this excerpt from her latest book, Lillian Daniel describes an encounter where she ends up apologizing on behalf of the Christian Church to a stranger in the checkout line at Marshall’s.
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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 17, 2017

Vocation

The Rev. Frederick Buechner (PCUSA)

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

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February 17, 2017

Lillian Daniel: My Multifaith Moment at Marshall’s

The Rev. Dr. Lillian Daniel (UCC)

In this excerpt from her latest book, Lillian Daniel describes an encounter where she ends up apologizing on behalf of the Christian Church to a stranger in the checkout line at Marshall’s.

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February 15, 2017

Bishop Elizabeth Eaton: “It's Not What We Do”

Bishop Elizabeth Eaton (ELCA)

At the end of the sixth chapter of the Gospel according to John, many disciples who had been following Jesus left him. Looking at the 12, Jesus asked, “'Will you also go away?' Simon Peter answered, 'Lord, to whom can we go? You have the words of eternal life' (John 6:66-68). It was a kind of crisis at the beginning of the Jesus movement.

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February 14, 2017

Carl McColman: Why do Mystics Love the Church?

Carl McColman (other)

The great Christian mystics of the past — up to and including Thomas Merton, as well as living contemplatives like Richard Rohr or Thomas Keating — almost always regarded faith community as an essential part of the spiritual life.

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February 13, 2017

Weekly Sermon Illustration: Enemy

The Rev. Frederick Buechner (PCUSA)

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

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February 13, 2017

ON Scripture: Are We Safer Now? Security and Mercy in God’s Law (Leviticus 19:1-2, 9-18) By Johnny Ramirez-Johnson

ON Scripture: The Bible

How would you feel today if you learned that your neighbor is a refugee from Syria? The concerns about security (i.e. the measurements we take to arrive at a place of safety) have become central to our daily life; we (all Americans) have banned Syrian refugees from entering the USA. The Statue of Liberty has nothing for them, they are a threat to our security. Are we safer now? True safety comes from abiding in God not in banning our neighbors in need; do we believe this?

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February 12, 2017

Frederick Schmidt: What do you do after a “mountaintop” experience?

The Rev. Dr. Frederick Schmidt (TEC)

Spiritual highs of this kind depend a good deal on the way that we understand them and their role in our lives.

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February 11, 2017

Chuck Queen: Mercy Is Not Enough

The Rev. Dr. Chuck Queen (CBF)

Seeking justice meant standing with and advocating for the most vulnerable in society. That included at least three primary groups in ancient Israel: widows, orphans, and aliens (foreigners, immigrants, undocumented persons).

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February 10, 2017

Kenneth L. Samuel: 'Got Your ID?'

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

Self-appointed messiahs are prevalent everywhere. The pressing questions are always 'Who's the imposter . . . and who's the fake?'

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February 09, 2017

Benjamin Pratt: Enough! Remembering that Greed Is a Deadly Sin

The Rev. Benjamin Pratt (UMC)

The parable was the main teaching tool of Jesus. A parable is a mirror into which each person is able to see a representation and measure of our soul’s journey in God’s world. The parable was also the main tool used by best-selling novelist Ian Fleming, the creator of the super-agent James Bond 007.

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