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The Rev. Dr. Tony Sundermeier Transcript

January 27, 2019

Tony Sundermeier: Are All Ushers?

The Rev. Dr. Tony Sundermeier (PCUSA)

In his sermon on 1 Corinthians 12:27-31, Dr. Tony Sundermeier looks at ways people serve in churches, noting that what happens in many congregations is that we’re so desperate to fill the gaps that we fail to have meaningful conversations together about call and gifts, rather than just trying to fill open slots with whatever warm body we can find.
The Very Rev. Dr. Christoph Keller III Transcript

January 20, 2019

Christoph Keller III: Water into Wine

The Rev. Dr. Christoph Keller, III (TEC)

In his sermon on the Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. Holiday, Dean Chris Keller says that in Christ we see how right Dr. King and Abraham Lincoln were. This is a moral universe. In Christ that sacred truth was made outwardly explicit. He taught and lived the law that perfectly aligns with the just purposes of God. In that alignment miracles occurred.
The Rev. Dr. Sally Haynes Transcript

January 13, 2019

Sally Haynes: Swimming with Jellyfish

The Rev. Dr. Sally Haynes (UMC)

Dr. Sally Haynes tells us that at Jesus's baptism, God sends him right into the water of baptism. But, as the Bible makes clear, it’s dangerous in the water! And yet he shows us that life isn’t always lived in the safe places. And Jesus’ entrance into those waters of baptism teaches us that we aren’t the first ones in—Jesus has already gone ahead of us—wherever we are.
The Rev. Dr. Thomas G. Long Transcript

January 06, 2019

Tom Long: The Wrong Town at the Wrong Time

The Rev. Dr. Thomas G. Long (PCUSA)

Dr. Tom Long helps us consider the magi seeking the newborn king in a new way—as those who came to the wrong town at the wrong time. These were likely learned men, and it’s surprising that they went to Jerusalem rather than Bethlehem, since they were supposedly following a guiding star. But, as an impoverished believer in Nicaragua put it “In Herod’s palace there was nothing but corruption and evil, and the Messiah couldn’t be born there. He had to be born among the people, poor, in a stable.”
The Rev. Ernest Brooks Transcript

December 30, 2018

Ernest Brooks III: Disruptions, Detours, and Discernment

The Rev. Ernest Brooks (other)

The Rev. Ernest Brooks leads us through a fascinating story from Luke 2 about the young Jesus, suggesting that Mary and Joseph’s experience with the idealistically independent and creatively curious Jesus is a window into the disruptions and detours that are part of the process that we have come to know as ‘discernment.’
The Rev. Dr. Scott Black Johnston Transcript

December 23, 2018

Scott Black Johnston: Christmas at John's House

The Rev. Dr. Scott Black Johnston (PCUSA)

For the final program in our special Advent series visiting the homes of the gospel writers at Christmas, Dr. Scott Black Johnston introduces us to the professor who loves to talk about the light and power of God.
The Rev. Thomas Are, Jr. Transcript

December 16, 2018

Thomas Are, Jr. - Christmas at Luke's House

The Rev. Thomas Are, Jr. (PCUSA)

The Rev. Thomas Are, Jr., invites us to spend Christmas at Luke’s house this week, and it’s a simple place off the beaten track far outside of town. There’s a real manger out back, but it’s not a sweet part of the story. This manger makes Luke angry. There is no reason the world should not have made room for this baby.
The Rev. Dr. Scott Black Johnston Transcript

December 09, 2018

Scott Black Johnston: Christmas at Matthew's House

The Rev. Dr. Scott Black Johnston (PCUSA)

Dr. Scott Black Johnston takes us to Matthew's house for Christmas, where we learn that family trees can be messy, as can our families themselves. They are imperfect, and this time of year we often do our best to hide those imperfections at least while we’re around our families. But Matthew’s genealogy is filled with scoundrels as well, and poor Joseph isn’t even blood related to Jesus. What does this mean?
The Rev. Thomas Are, Jr. Transcript

December 02, 2018

Thomas Are, Jr. - Celebrating Christmas with Mark

The Rev. Thomas Are, Jr. (PCUSA)

As he begins a special Day1 series for Advent, the Rev. Tom Are reminds us that Christmas can be hard--it’s supposed to be wonderful, joyful, filled with love, but sometimes it just magnifies our hunger, grief, and fear … and that’s when we need to spend Christmas with Mark, because he knows the son of God will meet us in the broken places.
The Most Rev. Michael Curry Transcript

November 25, 2018

Michael Curry: The King of Love

The Most Rev. Michael Curry (TEC)

As he explores Christ as King, Episcopal Presiding Bishop Michael Curry says that this way of love that Jesus teaches is unselfish, sacrificial, seeking the good and the welfare of others before my own unenlightened self-interest.