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The Rev. Dr. Michael Brown Transcript

December 17, 2017

Michael Brown: The Hard Work of Making Life Right

The Rev. Dr. Michael Brown (other)

In his sermon for the 2nd Sunday of Advent, Dr. Michael Brown says Isaiah speaks to the Israelites who had returned home after 70 years in Babylonian captivity, and it was worse than they expected. It was a mess. It takes hard work to make things right again, in order to make home feel like home.
The Rev. Dr. Michael Brown Transcript

December 10, 2017

Michael Brown: God at Our Doorsteps

The Rev. Dr. Michael Brown (other)

Dr. Michael Brown says the Bible never promises that God will wave a magic wand and make all the bad things in life go away. Instead the Bible promises that there will be highways in the desert places of our lives where God will come to be with us, to comfort us, and eventually even to deliver us. And God almost always does that incarnationally--through a human being.
The Rev. Dr. Robert T. Baggott Transcript

December 03, 2017

Bob Baggott: Apocalypse, Not Now

The Rev. Dr. Robert Baggott (UCC)

In Advent, Dr. Bob Baggott says, Jesus advises that we stay awake, watching and waiting for how God is working and how God will come next to us. We are called simply to go on with our lives, living confidently, as capably and productively as we can, setting our minds and hearts on helping God further the work of creation and doing Christ’s work in the world.
The Rev. Shane Page Transcript

November 26, 2017

Shane Page: The Final Exam

The Rev. Shane Page (UMC)

The Rev. Shane Page calls Christ the King Sunday the most political Sunday of the Christian calendar, because we declare Jesus is Lord over all political and world powers. And it’s clear that King Jesus’ interests are in blessing those who served the hungry, the thirsty, the naked, the imprisoned, all those in need and poverty.
The Rev. Dr. Casey Baggott Transcript

November 19, 2017

Casey Baggott: Making It Matter

The Rev. Dr. Casey Baggott (UCC)

Dr. Casey Baggott says that if we’ve been given the treasure of faith, we will invest it, not hiding the best of what we have, not being prudent or cautious, not seeking our safety and security above all else. Instead, we will take risks for the sake of spreading and multiplying the good news of God’s love.
The Rev. Dr. Tripp Martin Transcript

November 12, 2017

Tripp Martin: A Pin Drop

The Rev. Dr. Tripp Martin (CBF)

In his sermon on Psalm 78, Tripp Martin says that part of the work of the church is to teach us to listen in a world that only wants to speak. We learn to listen not only to speak, but so we can speak truthfully, kindly, and compassionately, for God continues to speak through us, for us, and to us in various ways.
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.