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The Rev. Frederick Buechner

Weekly Sermon Illustration: Herod Antipas

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.

On July 12, 2015 we will celebrate The Seventh Sunday After Pentecost. Here is this week's reading from the gospel of Mark:

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The Rev. James Ellis III

Tough Love (A Sermon on 1 John 4:7-12)

The Rev. James Ellis, III (other)

In our country recently, a lot's transpired, giving way to an assortment of emotions: jubilation and revelry for some, anger and anxiety for others; frustration, fear, exhaustion.[1] Questions have been answered. Answers have been questioned. And depending on how we see things, many of us have scratched our heads, dazed and confused, and clueless about how to best forge ahead. Particularly, these happenings have underscored longstanding points of contention among Christ' followers, so I hope to provide a bit of direction in the midst of our commotion, from the backdrop of 1 John 4.

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June 29, 2015

Weekly Sermon Illustration: Paul

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. On July 5, 2015 we will celebrate The Sixth Sunday After Pentecost.
The Rev. Frederick Buechner Article

June 22, 2015

Weekly Sermon Illustration: Jairus’s Daughter

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. On June 28, 2015 we will celebrate The Fifth Sunday After Pentecost.
The Rev. Frederick Buechner Article

June 19, 2015

The Experience of Grace

The Rev. Frederick Buechner (PCUSA)

from a lecture on preaching at Princeton Theological Seminary’s Henderson Conference in 1986
Marcia McFee Article

June 18, 2015

The Beat of a Different Drummer

Dr. Marcia McFee (UMC)

Sometimes real and deeply seated conflicts can arise between worshipers with different worship styles. This article examines these differences and offers some solutions for looking at conflict within our worship.
The Rev. Frederick Buechner Article

June 15, 2015

Weekly Sermon Illustration: David and Goliath

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. On June 21, 2015 we will celebrate The Fourth Sunday After Pentecost.
The Rev. Frederick Buechner Article

June 08, 2015

Weekly Sermon Illustration: The Longing for Home

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. On June 14, 2015 we will celebrate The Third Sunday After Pentecost.
The Rev. Frederick Buechner Article

June 05, 2015

Those Old Words

The Rev. Frederick Buechner (PCUSA)

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Marcia McFee Article

June 04, 2015

Form and Freedom: Writing Communion Prayers

Dr. Marcia McFee (UMC)

Creating writing takes its place in worship through the liturgical arts and communal prayer. In this article, we explore the form and spirit of writing prayers for communion.