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The Rev. Matt Rawle

Matt Rawle: Wibbly-Wobbly, Timey-Wimey Transfiguration

Luke 9:28-36

Transfiguration Sunday - Year A

February 26, 2017

The Rev. Matt Rawle (UMC)


Today is the concluding Sunday for the season of Epiphany, a season in which we marvel at God's magnificence being revealed through Christ in the power of the Holy Spirit. The Christian year begins with a poignant waiting for the Christ child; and when the child is born, our first response is to stand in awe of God's amazing and abundant love for us and for all of creation. Soon we will do the difficult work of looking at our own soul, discovering what we need to give up or maybe what we need to take on in order to prepare ourselves for Christ's sacrifice and resurrection during the season of Lent and Easter. But today on Transfiguration Sunday, we simply stand in awe of God being God.

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The Rev. Dr. Russell J. Levenson, Jr.

Russ Levenson: How Do You Love Thee?

Leviticus 19:1-2, 9-18; Matthew 5:38-48

7th Sunday after Epiphany - Year A

February 19, 2017

The Rev. Dr. Russell Levenson, Jr. (TEC)


Like many clergy; my work entails working with people of all ages--that often includes children--even young children. We have a pre-school at St. Martin's in Houston where I serve. I make an effort to roam the halls at least once a week or so. All kind of interesting things happen to me during these encounters--sometimes a smile, sometimes an unsolicited hug and often a question or two. Not too long ago, I was walking down the hall and I was stopped by one of our little ones--a small tyke, not yet old enough to read. She pointed at me and said, "Father Levenson...why do you dress so funny?"

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The Rev. Dr. Russell J. Levenson, Jr. Transcript

February 12, 2017

Russ Levenson: Living Happily Ever After

The Rev. Dr. Russell Levenson, Jr. (TEC)

The Rev. Russ Levenson explains that in Deuteronomy, Moses tries to beat a bit of truth into stubborn heads, essentially saying 'you are not going to find your way to happiness by ignoring the one who created the concept—happiness and life are only found in following him.' For Jesus, to be righteous means being in a right relationship with God, and that kind of relationship bears the fruit of right actions, not the other way around.
The Rev. Scott Hoezee Transcript

February 05, 2017

Scott Hoezee: All Righteousness, All the Time

The Rev. Scott Hoezee (other)

In his sermon, the Rev. Scott Hoezee says we get so used to defining righteousness and the 'Christian way of doing things' to whatever it is we have grown accustomed to that we are no longer open to the surprises God has in store for us. And the heart of God’s law has all along been love.
The Rev. Dr. Camille Cook Murray Transcript

January 29, 2017

Camille Cook Murray: A Message for My Brothers

The Rev. Dr. Camille Cook Murray (PCUSA)

Dr. Camille Cook Murray notes that the rich man in Jesus' parable caught 'affluenza,' a sickness caused by having too much. It can cause blindness, lack of sensitivity, and numbness in the heart. We see a number of cases of this disease in our own culture--and even those of us who aren’t all that wealthy may still turn a blind eye to someone in need.

The Rev. Canon Stephanie Spellers Transcript

January 22, 2017

Stephanie Spellers: The World Will Turn

The Rev. Canon Stephanie Spellers (TEC)

In her sermon for the 3rd Sunday after Epiphany, the Rev. Canon Stephanie Spellers says we need the light of Christ now in a way we haven’t in a long time. And lots of people from all walks of life are seeking a truth that cannot be spun and a light that cannot be quenched.

The Rev. Dr. Martin E. Marty Transcript

January 15, 2017

Martin Marty: Look! An Epiphany!

The Rev. Dr. Martin Marty (ELCA)

John the Baptist points to this ordinary man, Jesus, and sees him as a revelation of God, opening the eyes of those around him--and hopefully our eyes as well, says Martin Marty, who delves into what the title John gives Jesus, "the lamb of God who takes away the sin of the world," really means for us.
The Rev. Dr. Debra Samuelson Transcript

January 08, 2017

Debra Samuelson: Tattooed for Life

The Rev. Dr. Debra Samuelson (ELCA)

The story of baptism is not only a story that we belong to God and are beloved by God, says Debra Samuelson, it is a story that we belong to each other--we're part of a larger story of God's presence in the world.
The Rt. Rev. Robert C. Wright Transcript

January 01, 2017

Bishop Rob Wright: The Sound of the Authentic

The Rt. Rev. Robert Wright (TEC)

"The sound of the genuine," a phrase of Howard Thurman's, is just a way of talking about God, says Bishop Rob Wright. Grasping the reality that, if we can hear the sound of the authentic, we will spend our lives with purpose and meaning, can make our new year happy, and even holy.
The Rev. Dr. Dwight A. Moody Transcript

December 25, 2016

Dwight Moody: This Is My Story

The Rev. Dr. Dwight Moody (CBF)

The whole glorious story of Jesus' nativity is our story, says Dwight Moody. We sing about it, role play in pageants, and it's a deep part of our lives. But it's easy to lose the story in the midst of the cultural celebration, so it's vital for believers to keep their focus on Jesus in the midst of it all.