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The Rev. Eric C. Shafer

Eric Shafer: You're Gonna Have to Serve Somebody

Matthew 22:15-22

20th Sunday after Pentecost - Year A

October 22, 2017

The Rev. Eric Shafer (ELCA)

 

Reading this week's Gospel lesson from St. Matthew, I kept hearing Bob Dylan's song, "Gotta Serve Somebody," in my head:

You may be an ambassador to England or France,

You may like to gamble, you might like to dance,

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The Rev. Dr. Tim Boggess

Tim Boggess: Why You Will Join the Wrong Church

Philippians 4:1-9

19th Sunday after Pentecost - Year A

October 15, 2017

The Rev. Dr. Timothy T. Boggess (PCUSA)

 

In his essay on the state of the modern American marriage, the philosopher Alain de Botton wastes no time in getting to the point:

It's one of those things we are most afraid might happen to us.  We go to great lengths to avoid it.  And yet we do it all the same:  We marry the wrong person.[1]

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The Rev. Gordon Stewart

Gordon Stewart: Two Universities: Paris and Liberty

The Rev. Gordon Stewart (PCUSA)

In this audio feature, the Rev. Gordon Stewart compares Thomas Aquinas' experience at Paris University with today's Liberty University.
The Very Rev. Dr. Michael Battle Transcript

October 08, 2017

Michael Battle: God's Kind of Apocalypse

The Very Rev. Dr. Michael Battle (TEC)

Jesus is trying to get his disciples to understand this huge paradigm shift that is hard for anyone to really understand. God’s true power is relationality, which is another word for love, says Dr. Michael Battle. Being related to others is the greatest effect of God’s true power. The imago dei is community.
The Rev. Dr. William H. Willimon Transcript

October 01, 2017

Will Willimon: One in Christ

The Rev. Dr. William H. Willimon (UMC)

Regarding the division and disunity that seems to pervade our country these days, Will Willimon says this really isn’t anything new--at least a third of the New Testament deals with division and polarization, and that’s what Paul addresses in his letter to the Philippians. He tells them to act like Jesus, stop acting out of selfishness, and watch out for the good for others.
The Very Rev. Dr. Malcolm Clemens Young Transcript

September 24, 2017

Malcolm Young: Gospel for the Superfluous

The Very Rev. Dr. Malcolm Clemens Young (TEC)

If you find the tumult of today's politics unsettling, it may actually get worse, says Dean Malcolm Clemens Young. As technological change accelerates and upends all the social arrangements that comfort us, there does not seem to be much hope for us who often harshly judge others without thinking. Yet Jesus still invites us to be his people. 

The Rev. Dr. Fairfax F. Fair Transcript

September 17, 2017

Fairfax Fair: Choosing to Be Captive or Free

The Rev. Dr. Fairfax Fair (PCUSA)

God’s forgiveness is freely offered us, Jesus' parable in Matthew 18 tells us, but Dr. Fairfax Fair says gratitude is a learned trait that requires us to get outside ourselves. Gratitude requires recognition of another’s grace-filled offering, or another’s doing something for us and our accepting it with humility.
The Rev. Amos Disasa Transcript

September 10, 2017

Amos Disasa: The Water Will Hold You

The Rev. Amos Disasa (PCUSA)

Like the disciples in their storm-tossed boat, we often experience moments in life when the thunder rolls and the lightning strikes. The Rev. Amos Disasa notes that there were at least four fishermen on this boat, but none of them seem to know what to do when the storm hits. Some storms just can’t be calmed without Jesus. And Jesus is always in the boat with us.
The Rev. Gordon Stewart

Gordon Stewart: Tide Pools and the Ocean

The Rev. Gordon Stewart (PCUSA)

In this audio feature, the Rev. Gordon Stewart reflects on the tide pools he played in as a child, wondering if, like religion, the soul itself is like a tide pool.
The Rev. Amos Disasa Transcript

September 03, 2017

Amos Disasa: Is, Was, Is to Come

The Rev. Amos Disasa (PCUSA)

Unlike some of our own dreams, which can seem crazy, embarrassing, or frightening, the Rev. Amos Disasa says John woke up and had to tell someone, had to record his visit to the heights of heaven in a dream journal that we still read today, the book of Revelation. He hoped we too could imagine and believe in a reality that is and was and is to come.