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Weekly Sermon Illustration: Anger

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 2, 2016 we will celebrate the Twentieth Sunday after Pentecost. Here is this week's reading from Psalm 37:

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The Rev. Frederick Buechner

Boredom

The Rev. Frederick Buechner (PCUSA)

AS ACEDIA, BOREDOM is one of the Seven Deadly Sins. It deserves the honor.

You can be bored by virtually anything if you put your mind to it, or choose not to. You can yawn your way through Don Giovanni or a trip to the Grand Canyon or an afternoon with your dearest friend or a sunset. There are doubtless those who nodded off at the coronation of Napoleon or the trial of Joan of Arc or when Shakespeare appeared at the Globe in Hamlet or Lincoln delivered himself of a few remarks at Gettysburg. The odds are that the Sermon on the Mount had more than a few of the congregation twitchy and glassy-eyed.

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September 19, 2016

Weekly Sermon Illustration: Righteousness

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 September 25, 2016 we will celebrate the Nineteenth Sunday after Pentecost.
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September 16, 2016

The Real Article

The Rev. Frederick Buechner (PCUSA)

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September 16, 2016

"The Art of Creating a World"

Dr. Marcia McFee (UMC)

In this excerpt from my new book, Think Like a Filmmaker, we’re going to look at ways to expand our understanding of the media arts as more than just “a big, electronic bulletin.” You’re invited to use the reflection questions at the end as you consider ways to create immersive experiences for your congregation.
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September 12, 2016

Weekly Sermon Illustration: Every One of Us

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 September 18, 2016 we will celebrate the Eighteenth Sunday after Pentecost.
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September 09, 2016

God's Business

The Rev. Frederick Buechner (PCUSA)

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September 05, 2016

Weekly Sermon Illustration: One Lost Sheep

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 September 11, 2016 we will celebrate the Seventeenth Sunday after Pentecost.
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August 29, 2016

Weekly Sermon Illustration: One Lost Sheep

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 September 11, 2016 we will celebrate the Seventeenth Sunday after Pentecost.
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August 22, 2016

Weekly Sermon Illustration: Humility

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 August 28, 2016 we will celebrate the Fifteenth Sunday after Pentecost.