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This Gospel lesson from St. Luke can feel like a failed trial run for Christian witness. The disciples encounter Undercover Jesus on the road to Emmaus. And when he asks them what they are discussing, they tell Jesus about himself. Only, it's not exactly the testimony our Risen Lord was hoping for.Read full transcript...
On this special program celebrating 70 years of faithful weekly broadcasts, the Rev. Dr. Louis C. Schueddig and host Peter Wallace review the history and impact of The Protestant Hour and present excerpts from some of its most influential preachers.
Someone accused me of preaching 'cheap grace.' He suggested that I somehow made God's grace seem so accessible, so without requirement, that I cheapened God's grace. I thought for a moment and said, 'Thank you. God's grace is so cheap, it's free!'
This is a Day1 Key Voice article by The Rev. Frederick Buechner.
The helicopters that had been sent to Iraq and Afghanistan to protect us here at home were flying around downtown Minneapolis and St. Paul. The Blackhawk helicopters were on 'urban training exercises,' rattling the windows of residents’ condos, homes, and apartments right here at home in Minnesota. Why were they here?
Even as John reveals to us the Christ who is utterly victorious over death, hell and the grave, John will not allow us to deny the truth of Jesus' death nor to escape our responsibility for Jesus' suffering.
Try to imagine the church business meetings that made this happen. During the early 1800s, the network of churches and individuals helping those escaping slavery was known as the Underground Railroad. My congregation, Plymouth Church, Brooklyn, was 'the Grand Central Depot of the Underground Railroad.'
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 Easter.
In our Scripture passage, Peter encourages us to live our time here as sojourners with reverent fear, remembering the sacrifice that was made for us. What does it mean to be a sojourner? It means that you are temporarily traveling through a place and as people of faith we must remember that we are temporary residents of our respective countries because we are permanent residents of the Kingdom of God.
Nearly all Christian mystics maintain that an essential characteristic of Christian mysticism is participation in the Body of Christ, which is to say, in the Christian community of faith. In other words, to be a Christian mystic, it is as important to be a follower of Christ as it is to be a mystic. And to be a follower of Christ means to express spirituality in a communal way.
Not long ago a young reporter contacted me wanting to talk about death. She had suddenly come to the realization that she would one day die. She wanted to know what happens to us when we die, was there life after death and what did Scripture say about heaven? These are meta-questions.