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The Rev. Dr. Kelly Hough Rogers Transcript

November 18, 2018

Kelly Hough Rogers: Therefore, Do Not Worry

The Rev. Dr. Kelly Hough Rogers (UCC)

While we look forward to gathering with family or friends at Thanksgiving, many are anxious about this day--how will the turkey turn out, will we get into political arguments, etc. And all that worry can undermine the whole purpose of Thanksgiving. Dr. Kelly Hough Rogers helps us discover what God is saying to worriers.
The Rev. Dr. Charles Reeb Transcript

November 11, 2018

Charley Reeb: Why Christianity?

The Rev. Dr. Charles Reeb (UMC)

Dr. Charley Reeb delves into the important questions: Why Christianity? What makes Christianity so special? John’s first chapter, he says, wonderfully explains WHY Jesus is so compelling and life-changing. John tells us that those who are open to understanding and experiencing God’s personality and light will be transformed by it.
The Rev. Dr. Charles Reeb Transcript

November 04, 2018

Charley Reeb: Lose the Cape

The Rev. Dr. Charles Reeb (UMC)

Dr. Charley Reeb says one big reason why more people aren’t Christian is other Christians--those who are judgmental rather than joyful, negative rather than encouraging, and anything but loving. How can we avoid getting wrapped up in our capes that represent some opinion or judgment or political view?
The Rev. Matthew Gaventa Transcript

October 28, 2018

Matt Gaventa: Home Repair 101

The Rev. Matthew Gaventa (PCUSA)

The Rev. Matt Gaventa says the last chapter of the book of Job is not the ending we want, but maybe it's the ending we need. Even in its abruptness, and even though it feels as though it's duct-taped on to the rest of the book, there's something refreshingly honest about these verses, something honest about what it is to have faith.
The Rev. Joe Evans Transcript

October 21, 2018

Joe Evans: Where Were You?

The Rev. Joseph Evans (PCUSA)

The Rev. Joe Evans says God’s response to Job’s questions about the multiple tragedies in his life is truly beautiful but a bit frustrating, and yet it does help us put our lives into proper perspective. In the chaos that we face, the victimization, the sadness, the despair, and the heartache, God says, "Just as I tamed the sea, so I will bring order to your life once more.”
The Rev. Joe Evans Transcript

October 14, 2018

Joe Evans: When Israel Was a Child

The Rev. Joseph Evans (PCUSA)

The Rev. Joe Evans says that Hosea the prophet showed in his life, in his marriage to the prostitute Gomer, how God is related to each of us--and committed to us. Even if we’ve forgotten who we ever were and have walked so far away from the light that we can’t see our way back home, God still remembers us and loves us. That is the hope each one of us can cling to.
The Rev. Anne Robertson Transcript

October 07, 2018

Anne Robertson: The Real Question of Job

The Rev. Anne Robertson (UMC)

The Rev. Anne Robertson says the real question of Job is: Why are good people good in the first place? The whole test of the book is Satan trying to prove that integrity and faith will vanish, even from a totally blameless and faithful person, once the reward of a happy and healthy life is removed. Whether or not Satan is right is the fundamental question of Job. So what does that mean for us?
The Rev. Talitha Arnold Transcript

September 30, 2018

Talitha Arnold: "Longing for Cucumbers"

The Rev. Talitha Arnold (UCC)

The Rev. Talitha Arnold says the Israelites weren't starving. Their cry for melons and leeks and cucumbers was really a longing for home, or at least the taste of home. Two years earlier their life had been turned upside down—for the better to be sure—but still it’s hard to cope with such a radical life change. They thought they wanted to go back, but really they were longing for a place to call home now.
The Rev. Dr. Dock Hollingsworth Transcript

September 23, 2018

Dock Hollingsworth: The War of the Cravings

The Rev. Dr. Dock Hollingsworth (CBF)

The Rev. Dr. Dock Hollingsworth shows us that first century Christians were just as greedy, lustful, and ambitious as we can be. And the writer of James addresses the common everyday sins that might look harmless enough, but are the true thieves of human happiness and congregational unity.
The Rev. Magrey deVega Transcript

September 16, 2018

Magrey deVega: Tame Your Tongue

The Rev. Magrey deVega (UMC)

In his unforgettably practical sermon, the Rev. Magrey deVega presents and explains "The Top Ten Tongue Twisters that Talk about Taming the Tongue," based on James 3:1-12.