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The Rev. Kimberly S. Jackson Transcript

May 06, 2018

Kimberly S. Jackson: Quack Like a Duck: Singing in the Rain

The Rev. Kimberly Jackson (TEC)

In her sermon on Psalm 98, the Rev. Kimberly S. Jackson says the psalmist encourages us all to remember the sunshiny days, the victories in life in the past, and to sing with gratitude to God about them. No matter what is going on around us in the world or in our lives we can praise God.
The Rev. Dr. David Gushee Transcript

April 29, 2018

David Gushee: Justice Denied--Except from the God of Love

The Rev. Dr. David Gushee (CBF)

Dr. David Gushee says the texts for the 5th Sunday of Easter reveal a God who calls us to love and serve those for whom justice has been denied. We start with the Ethiopian Eunuch of Acts 8, who while reading Scriptures came across the suffering servant in Isaiah 53 and must have seen some parallels with his own life as one excluded and even humiliated. But there he reads of a God who, in and through that humiliation and injustice, redeems.
The Rev. Jason Micheli Transcript

April 22, 2018

Jason Micheli: A Sheep Without Verbs

The Rev. Jason Micheli (UMC)

The Rev. Jason Micheli says that to profess that the Lord is your shepherd is to confess that you are a sheep--which really means you are lame, stubborn, stupid. Sheep don’t do any work by which they merit their worth; they’re only good for their wool and their meat. The only real work, if you can call it work, a sheep performs is listening to the shepherd’s voice.
The Rev. Jason Micheli Transcript

April 15, 2018

Jason Micheli: Emmaus at the Bass Pro Shop

The Rev. Jason Micheli (UMC)

On the Emmaus Road Jesus encountered two followers, and only when he broke the bread in their home did they recognize him. But that was only possible because they refused to let this strange man on the road remain a stranger—they welcomed him, accepted him, and shared with him.
The Very Rev. Kate Moorehead Transcript

April 08, 2018

Kate Moorehead: Peace--I Got This

The Very Rev. Kate Moorehead (TEC)

In her sermon for the 2nd Sunday of Easter, Dean Kate Moorehead says Jesus told his hiding disciples, "Peace be with you." But what does that mean... and can we claim it today?
The Rev. Dr. Christopher Girata Transcript

April 01, 2018

Chris Girata: Get Up and Live

The Rev. Dr. Christopher Girata (TEC)

In his sermon for Easter Day, Dr. Chris Girata notes that at the tomb Mary Magdalene failed to see what was right in front of her--the risen Lord--and we can often be just like Mary. On this day we get a glimpse into a divine opportunity, the opportunity of Christ and the resurrection, which can enable us to actually live in this dark and scary world.
The Rev. Dr. Christopher Girata Transcript

March 25, 2018

Chris Girata: Parade of Grace

The Rev. Dr. Christopher Girata (TEC)

In his sermon for Palm Sunday, the Rev. Chris Girata says that in his triumphal entry into Jerusalem, Jesus was challenging the political and religious leaders, mocking the powerful, openly criticizing the strong, and celebrating the simple grace of God. He was making fun of the Romans and their military parades as a way to point to the true power of God--a power that is found in humility, vulnerability, and grace.
The Rev. B. J. Hutto Transcript

March 18, 2018

B.J. Hutto: On Being Philip

The Rev. B. J. Hutto (ABCUSA)

The Rev. B. J. Hutto explains that, unlike Matthew, Mark, and Luke, the writer of John’s gospel weaves the apostle Philip into several interesting stories--from his quip, 'Can anything good come out of Nazareth?' to this account of when some Greeks come to see Jesus. When Philip and Andrew inform Jesus, their master seems to go off on a very troubling tangent...
The Very Rev. Allen Pruitt Transcript

March 11, 2018

Allen Pruitt: There Is Enough

The Very Rev. Allen Pruitt (TEC)

In the wilderness a horde of serpents plagues the Israelites, who blame God and demand Moses fix it. But Allen Pruitt reminds us that God will not be used--God will just show up, often uninvited, ready or not. The truth is, this is a story about God, and so redemption is always around the bend. So if we’ll turn and face the thing that’s killing us, we just may be healed.
The Rev. Dr. Walter Brueggemann Transcript

March 04, 2018

Walter Brueggemann: Strategies for Staying Emancipated

The Rev. Dr. Walter Brueggemann (UCC)

The Ten Commandments are given, Walter Brueggemann says, by the liberating God who opposes and defeats Pharaoh’s system of exploitation, and who delivers Israel from that brutalizing economy. It is an affirmation that the world--our lives--are under new governance, a new regime, and the Ten Commandments are rules for this new life of freedom and justice. If the Israelites, and we, don’t follow them, we are susceptible to falling back into Pharaoh’s domain. So he calls the commandments 'strategies for staying emancipated.'