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The Rev. Dwight McCormick

For all the Saints

Rev. Dwight McCormick (PCUSA)

in 1984 I was in 7th grade health class taught by Coach Conner before I heard someone that was a Christian referred to as a saint. It wasn't linked to the health class, but a candid discussion we engaged in after coach saw how much of a Jesus freak I was. He talked about Jesus a LOT.   I had not put it together that someone who was claimed by the Grace of Jesus Christ could be called a saint.  I thought the title was reserved for people who were holier than others, old, and dead.  Our brothers and sisters in the Catholic Church do reserve sainthood for folks who have lived lives of extraordinary dedication to God.  But sainthood to Coach Conner, and now in my theology is linked to not being saintly in behavior, but by the salvation given by God through Jesus Christ.

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The Rev. Frederick Buechner

Weekly Sermon Illustration: Joshua

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 November 2, 2014 we will celebrate the Twenty-First Sunday after Pentecost. Here is this week's reading from the book of Joshua:

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October 24, 2014

Thou

The Rev. Frederick Buechner (PCUSA)

That is where faith comes from.
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October 20, 2014

Weekly Sermon Illustration: We All Must Live In Faith

The Rev. Frederick Buechner (PCUSA)

This is a Day1 Key Voice article by The Rev. Frederick Buechner.
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October 13, 2014

Weekly Sermon Illustration: Render Unto Caesar

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 October 19, 2014 we will celebrate the Nineteenth Sunday after Pentecost.
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October 10, 2014

Life Has a Plot

The Rev. Frederick Buechner (PCUSA)

The following excerpts from Frederick Buechner and Rob Bell describe how they feel that life has a plot.
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October 06, 2014

Weekly Sermon Illustration: Aaron

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 October 12, 2014 we will celebrate the Eighteenth Sunday after Pentecost.
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October 03, 2014

The Lord's Prayer

The Rev. Frederick Buechner (PCUSA)

Buechner's reflection on our most commonly used prayer.
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September 29, 2014

Weekly Sermon Illustration: Press On

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 October 5, 2014 we will celebrate the Seventeenth Sunday after Pentecost.
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September 25, 2014

Church Talk

The Rev. Dr. Tripp Martin (CBF)

With so much conversation taking place at church in committee meetings, classrooms, and hallways, what holds them together?