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The Rev. Dr. Paul Tellstrom Transcript

November 05, 2017

Paul Tellstrom: Bring Her, Bring Him

The Rev. Dr. Paul Tellstrom (UCC)

Dr. Paul Tellstrom says that All Saints’ Day allows us a very personal way to talk about the present and the future by talking about the past. Who are we? Who do we want to be? Saints from our past give us a way of talking about where we are and where we are headed.
Bishop Elizabeth Eaton Transcript

October 29, 2017

Bishop Elizabeth Eaton: Truth and Dare

Bishop Elizabeth Eaton (ELCA)

In her sermon on the 500th Anniversary of the Reformation, Bishop Elizabeth Eaton says the Gospel that Luther discovered and that set him free, the truth that forms us into God’s liberated people, is God’s promise that the former things are past. In Christ, the one who is true, we are free.
The Rev. Eric C. Shafer Transcript

October 22, 2017

Eric Shafer: You're Gonna Have to Serve Somebody

The Rev. Eric Shafer (ELCA)

In his sermon on Matthew 22:15-22, the Rev. Eric Shafer says while many of us may have strong political views, before and above any of these we are Christians--followers of Jesus Christ. Jesus is or should be our first loyalty, above all others.

The Rev. Dr. Tim Boggess Transcript

October 15, 2017

Tim Boggess: Why You Will Join the Wrong Church

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

Dr. Tim Boggess says that, regarding the conflict at the church in Philippi, Paul wasn’t interested in preserving the peace--he was interested in making it. He wanted the Philippians not to give up on one another, but to double down on Jesus.
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.