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The Rev. Michael Mills Transcript

July 14, 2019

Michael Mills: Finding Spiritual Balance

The Rev. Michael Mills (TEC)

The Rev. Michael Mills tells us that St. Paul addresses the Colossians' confusion about old rituals and pagan ways, saying that they are not inherently bad or good, that they have no power in themselves, but they can lead to a divided mind and heart—and that can be dangerous.
The Rt. Rev. Robert C. Wright Transcript

July 07, 2019

Rob Wright: Up Ahead

The Rt. Rev. Robert Wright (TEC)

Bishop Rob Wright says "harvest" is about connecting with people, sharing purpose with people, gathering people. It’s how God’s people can embody the phrase “For God so loved the world.” But the laborers are few, Jesus says. So what does it take to be a true harvest laborer?
The Rev. Joshua Scott Transcript

June 30, 2019

Joshua Scott: Intentional Faithfulness

The Rev. Joshua Scott (CBF)

Using the story of Elijah and Elisha, the Rev. Joshua Scott gives us three steps toward building intentional faithfulness in our lives as followers of Jesus.
The Rev. Lori Archer Raible Transcript

June 23, 2019

Lori Raible: I Beg You, Do Not Torment Me

The Rev. Lori Raible (PCUSA)

In her sermon on Jesus's healing of the demoniac, the Rev. Lori Raible says we all have demons, which is probably why Jesus made the trip to a spiritual unclean, Roman occupied, Gentile town full of swine herders in the first place. Jesus had a point to make: no one is so unclean that we are out of God’s reach.
The Rev. Dr. Camille Cook Murray Transcript

June 16, 2019

Camille Cook Murray: I'll Tell You When You're Older

The Rev. Dr. Camille Cook Murray (PCUSA)

In the Upper Room, the Rev. Camille Cook Murray says, Jesus had a lot yet to teach his disciples, but they just couldn’t bear it. Same is true for us—if we knew about all the wars, disasters, recessions, illnesses and tragedies ahead, we couldn’t bear it. So Jesus is not giving his disciples all the answers; rather he’s trying to teach them about faith.
The Rev. Dr. Brian Coulter Transcript

June 09, 2019

Brian Coulter: If Children, Then Heirs

The Rev. Dr. Brian Coulter (PCUSA)

Dr. Brian Coulter creatively captures what must have been an amazing and life-changing moment with the coming of the Holy Spirit. And then he puts us in that situation, and wonders what might happen today if the Holy Spirit broke through—“I think most of us would head for the door.”
The Rev. Dr. Rodney Petersen Transcript

June 02, 2019

Rodney Petersen: The Sabbath and Social Renewal

The Rev. Dr. Rodney Petersen (PCUSA)

Dr. Rodney Petersen explores the 4th Commandment on keeping the Sabbath, and encourages us to be countercultural by observing it in our busy and complicated lives today.
The Rev. Hardy Kim Transcript

May 26, 2019

Hardy Kim: Connect to Real Life, Connect to Jesus

The Rev. Hardy Kim (PCUSA)

The Rev. Hardy Kim calls us to be "seized by the Spirit," and adds that a church can be “seized by the Spirit” as well – it’s a church that has courage not just to pray and witness to Christ, but work with others for justice, freedom, and peace.
The Rev. Hardy Kim Transcript

May 19, 2019

Hardy Kim: Food and "Them and Us"

The Rev. Hardy Kim (PCUSA)

The Rev. Hardy Kim tells us that Peter’s dream was transformative for him, forcing him to overcome barriers not only of his diet, but perceived barriers with others who were not Jewish. And his dream compels us to consider how we can cross similar boundaries that exist between ourselves and others.
The Rev. William Carter Transcript

May 12, 2019

Bill Carter: Nagging Grace

The Rev. William Carter (PCUSA)

The Rev. Bill Carter shows us that while the last verse of Psalm 23 says “Surely goodness and mercy shall follow me all the days of my life,” a better translation for "follow" is pursue or chase—goodness and mercy chase after us. What might that mean for our faith?