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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.'
The Very Rev. Kate Moorehead Transcript

February 25, 2018

Kate Moorehead: Self Give-Away

The Very Rev. Kate Moorehead (TEC)

In her sermon for the 2nd Sunday in Lent, Dean Kate Moorehead says Jesus offers another model for devotion: give your life away, hand it over to God, lose yourself and you will find yourself. Take up your cross and in following Christ you will find out who you really are, you said. This is hard to do...
The Rev. Gordon Stewart Transcript

February 18, 2018

Gordon Stewart: He Was With the Wild Beasts

The Rev. Gordon Stewart (PCUSA)

In his sermon for the first Sunday in Lent, the Rev. Gordon Stuart says Mark’s account of Jesus’ wilderness retreat simply says Jesus 'was with the wild beasts, and angels ministered to him.' We can draw both comfort and challenge from that, because we all face times when the beasts of life are all too real, when faith falters, when despair gnaws at us, and hopelessness nearly destroys our sense of well being.
The Rev. Cuttino Alexander Transcript

February 11, 2018

Cuttino Alexander: The Happiest Place on Earth

The Rev. Cuttino Alexander (ELCA)

In his sermon for Transfiguration Sunday, the Rev. Cuttino Alexander explains that the word “transfiguration” means to elevate something and make it more beautiful, make it shine. And that’s what happened on the mountaintop with Jesus, and Peter, James, and John. But after those moments in life we’re back at the bottom of the mountain, smack dab in real life.
The Rev. David Hodges Transcript

February 04, 2018

David Hodges: To Move, To Touch, To Heal

The Rev. David Hodges (TEC)

In Mark 1:20-39, Jesus tells his disciples that he is supposed to proclaim the message. But the Rev. David Hodges says that proclaiming the message means not just telling people what the kingdom of God is, but showing them--by reaching out and touching people who, because of their disease, their behavior, or their demons, were suffering.
The Rev. Dr. Charles Qualls Transcript

January 28, 2018

Charles Qualls: What Is This?

The Rev. Dr. Charles Qualls (CBF)

Dr. Charles Qualls says that the scribes and Pharisees heard Jesus' bold teaching and decided he had to be stopped. But others heard Jesus and opened their hearts and minds, their souls and spirits to the hope they heard in Jesus. “What is this?” they asked.
The Rev. Dr. Charles Qualls Transcript

January 21, 2018

Charles Qualls: Promise or Warning?

The Rev. Dr. Charles Qualls (CBF)

Mark 1:14-20 contains both a promise and a warning, says Dr. Charles Qualls: A promise that God does not extend to us a calling to participate, as this kingdom is ushered in, without also giving us what we’ll need. But Jesus warns that following him would not always be without its difficulties and its costs.
The Rev. Henry Brinton Transcript

January 14, 2018

Henry Brinton: Come and See

The Rev. Henry Brinton (PCUSA)

The Rev. Henry Brinton says we live in a world that is as multicultural as the Galilee of the Gentiles, and our challenge is to create places in which people can come and see Jesus, just as Philip invites Nathanael to come and see. And the best way to do this is to practice Christian hospitality, to welcome people with love and grace, just as Jesus did
The Rev. Dr. Patrick Keen Transcript

January 07, 2018

Patrick Keen: Taking Baptism Seriously

The Rev. Dr. Patrick Keen (ELCA)

In his sermon for Baptism of the Lord Sunday, Pastor Patrick Keen says it seems some Christians today don’t take baptism seriously. But obedience in baptism helps us respond to God’s call to work for God’s kingdom in our world through social justice and serving those in need.
The Rev. Ernest Brooks Transcript

December 31, 2017

Ernest Brooks: It Takes a Village

The Rev. Ernest Brooks (other)

Pointing to the African proverb “It takes a village to raise a child,” the Rev. Ernest Brooks characterizes Simeon and Anna at the Temple as two elders of Jesus’ village--wise ones, prophets, sages--who spoke over and into Jesus’ life, affirming the life altering and world changing anointing that was his mission.