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Robin Wilson: Rise Up

Matthew 10:24-39

3rd Sunday after Pentecost - Year A

June 25, 2017

The Rev. Robin Wilson (UMC)


Besides a bunch of college history professors, who in recent memory talked about the American Revolution until the musical "Hamilton" hit Broadway? In this Tony-Award-winning hit, a gloriously diverse cast uses rap, hip hop, jazz, r&b, ballads, and more to share the life and legacy of Alexander Hamilton with the 21st century. We learn of his tragic childhood, his gifts with the spoken and written word, his passion for justice and revolution, and his human frailties. We hear how he created our federal financial structures and how he made many enemies over the years with his fearlessness in speaking up for the causes in which he believed.

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The Rev. Frederick Buechner Article

June 05, 2017

Weekly Sermon Illustration: Creation

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 Trinity Sunday.
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June 23, 2017

Wayne Meisel: Where Leadership Thrives: Summer Camp and the Hope for the World

The Rev. Wayne Meisel (PCUSA)

As the world tilts towards chaos and we stare down global uncertainty, it is not the mighty armies that make that make me feel safe. Nor does the knowledge coming out of universities bring me peace. Instead, I take solace in the fact that at this very moment, summer camps are preparing to open for business.
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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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Gordon Stewart: Memorial Day and the Soldier's Helmet

The Rev. Gordon Stewart (PCUSA)

'Memorial Day and the Soldier’s Helmet' is one of the chapters from 'Be Still! Departure from Collective Madness,' by Gordon Stewart, p.10-12.
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June 23, 2017

Wayne Meisel: Where Leadership Thrives: Summer Camp and the Hope for the World

The Rev. Wayne Meisel (PCUSA)

As the world tilts towards chaos and we stare down global uncertainty, it is not the mighty armies that make that make me feel safe. Nor does the knowledge coming out of universities bring me peace. Instead, I take solace in the fact that at this very moment, summer camps are preparing to open for business.


June 22, 2017

Bishop Elizabeth Eaton: Serving the Neighborhood in Charged Times

Bishop Elizabeth Eaton (ELCA)

These are politically charged times. This very sentence in the presiding bishop’s column is likely to raise eyebrows. Across this church I’ve heard stories of parishioners disturbed by the Gospel read on Sundays, believing the pastor chose the passage as a critique of the current administration. The Beatitudes seemed to provoke the most attention. In a way this is good—maybe we are all hearing Jesus’ words with fresh ears.


June 21, 2017

Carl McColman: Beyond the Green Beer: Getting to Know Saint Patrick

Carl McColman (other)

Patrick of Ireland may be a well-known saint, but that is thanks to the day that bears his name — March 17 — which for most people is more about green beer than anything else.


June 19, 2017

ON Scripture: Christ and the Paris Climate Accord (Romans 6:1-11) By Rev. Dr. R. Scott Colglazier

ON Scripture: The Bible

The Rev. R. Scott Colglazier (other)

Every now and then a Bible passage lends itself to radically diverse, if not contradictory, interpretations. I feel that way about our lection of Romans 6:1b-11. I am drawn to this passage because it appeals to my need for inner mystical experience. Paul imagines an inner relationship with Christ, that we are united with him in our baptism, and in fact we are so aligned with Christ that we share in the rhythm of his dying and rising. This means there is nothing outside the realm of the presence of Christ.


June 17, 2017

Frederick Schmidt: 5 Patterns that Erode the Ability of Leaders to Lead

The Rev. Dr. Frederick Schmidt (TEC)

It is not surprising that patterns in leadership emerge on the congregational level that are corrosive – corrosive to the ministries of pastors themselves and corrosive to the parishes that they are called to lead.


June 16, 2017

Carol Howard Merritt: An enduring narrative

The Rev. Carol Howard Merritt (PCUSA)

We are called into liberation—a freedom that sees not our value as consumers but the dignity inherent in our humanity.


June 15, 2017

Martin Copenhaver: Still Not Dead Again Today

The Rev. Martin Copenhaver (UCC)

In Willie Nelson's new album there is a song reflecting on his experience of reading on the internet that he had died the day before. He sounds downright chipper as he sings: "I woke up still not dead again today."


June 14, 2017

David Crumm: ‘Changing Our Mind’ and finding the courage to stand with vulnerable minorities

David Crumm

A June 1, 2017, report in The New York Times on the 'Scope of Hate' explored the collective impact of nearly 2,000 incidents of hate and bias in the U.S. in recent months. The next day, the Times reported again on the rise of roving groups of angry right-wing protesters that 'recruit battalions of mainly young white men for one-off confrontations.' While much of this fury swirls around President Trump’s actions toward Muslim and Latino minorities, millions of LGBTQ allies are on alert as well.


June 12, 2017

ON Scripture: Compassion that Moves! (Matthew 9:35-10:8) By Rev. Dr. Shively T. J. Smith

ON Scripture: The Bible

Compassion. I am not always sure Christians understand the full weight and work of its meaning. I remember growing up hearing the phrase 'moved to compassion' touted in church and family conversations. As my childhood experiences revealed, compassion is often described as a state of being or feeling in which something has occurred to move someone to feel sympathy, empathy, perhaps even pity for someone or something else.


June 11, 2017

Anthony Robinson: The Joy of Dependence

The Rev. Anthony Robinson (UCC)

Dependence is frowned upon in our society, while independence is seen as a good thing. I get that. It's good to be in charge of your own life and have the capacity to make decisions about it.