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Dr. Diana Butler Bass Transcript

August 12, 2018

Diana Butler Bass: Bread Enough for All

Dr. Diana Butler Bass (TEC)

In her message on John 6, Dr. Diana Butler Bass says that bread is both real food and spiritual food in the age to come… and in the same way that actual bread is transformed by air, so the bread of Jesus is transformed by the Spirit.
The Rev. Dr. Susan Cartmell Transcript

August 05, 2018

Susan Cartmell: What Have You Done?

The Rev. Dr. Susan Cartmell (UCC)

Dr. Susan Cartmell says the story of David and Bathsheba is about abuse, not an act of passion but abuse of power, and abuse of power is a pattern, not a single mistake. David’s debacle started with a single glance, and he kept falling down a slippery slope until Nathan the prophet sets him straight.
The Rev. Dr. Kelly Hough Rogers Transcript

July 29, 2018

Kelly Hough Rogers: Abundance Born Out of Scarcity

The Rev. Dr. Kelly Hough Rogers (UCC)

Dr. Kelly Hough Rogers says John 6 offers two major miracle. First, the feeding of the 5000, and then the miracle of walking on water, revealing the divinity of Jesus to his disciples and to us, so that they would really know and believe on God’s terms. Both of these miracles can come alive for us when we celebrate communion.
The Rev. William E. Flippin, Jr. Transcript

July 22, 2018

William Flippin Jr.: Counterfeit Clergy

The Rev. William Flippin, Jr. (ELCA)

In his sermon on Jeremiah 23, the Rev. William Flippin Jr. tells us that Jesus’ words regarding sheep and their shepherds are both challenging and comforting. People without a shepherd, without the Lord Jesus Christ, are lost and bewildered, never finding the way to true life. But there is hope.
The Rev. Peter Wallace Transcript

July 15, 2018

Peter Wallace: Let's Dance

The Rev. Peter Wallace (TEC)

Day1 host and producer Peter Wallace offers a sermon on the two very different dances found in 2 Samuel and Mark 6, and encourages us to follow David's example of a liberated worship of God.
The Rev. Dr. Kimberleigh Buchanan Transcript

July 08, 2018

Kimberleigh Buchanan: The Strength of Weakness

The Rev. Dr. Kimberleigh Buchanan (UCC)

The Apostle Paul boasts to the Corinthians of his weakness, turning boasting on its head, says Dr. Kim Buchanan in her sermon this week. Paul explains that it is in his weakness that the power of Christ becomes real. It is in his weakness that he experiences God’s grace most profoundly.
The Rev. Dr. Kimberleigh Buchanan Transcript

July 01, 2018

Kimberleigh Buchanan: Healing Faith

The Rev. Dr. Kimberleigh Buchanan (UCC)

Dr. Kim Buchanan helps us find ourselves in the difficult and potentially hopeless situation the woman suffering from hemorrhages was in when she came to Jesus with a desperate faith. When Jesus became aware that healing power had gone out from him and asked who touched him, maybe his question wasn’t for information but was an invitation to the woman to testify about her healing, and about her own faith which made that healing possible.
The Rev. Martha Spong Transcript

June 24, 2018

Martha Spong: All in the Same Boat

The Rev. Martha Spong (UCC)

In her sermon on Mark 4:35-41, the Rev. Martha Spong reminds us that we weren’t in that boat in that storm, so the disciples' fearful response is understandable. Maybe we need to remember the times we’ve called out for help and wondered if God cared, and to admit that in the middle of such moments, even when help has come, we haven’t always recognized it immediately--or perhaps even appreciated it.
The Rev. Christopher Henry Transcript

June 17, 2018

Chris Henry: Faith in a Seed

The Rev. Christopher Henry (PCUSA)

The Rev. Chris Henry says that these two parables about seeds in Mark 4 are perhaps not so much a description of what God does to us, but of what we are called to do for God. He encourages us to think of ourselves not as the soil, but as the sower--maybe we are the ones to whom these precious mustard seeds have been entrusted--we are to be active planters of the kingdom of God.
The Rev. Dr. Ozzie E. Smith, Jr. Transcript

June 10, 2018

Ozzie Smith Jr.: When Jesus Comes Home

The Rev. Dr. Ozzie E. Smith, Jr. (UCC)

In his sermon on Mark 3:20-35, Dr. Ozzie Smith Jr. says "We hear Jesus make a bold claim about faith that may hurt our ears and sounding anti-family. However, Jesus recognizes the power of connection when there is faith in the family. Obedience to God matters.