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The Rev. Joe Evans

Joe Evans: Where Were You?

Job 38:1-11, 25-27, 39-41

22nd Sunday after Pentecost -Year B

October 21, 2018

The Rev. Joseph Evans (PCUSA)

 

It's frustrating to ask a direct question without getting a direct answer, so I apologize, that as is the case so often with politicians, doctors, and lawyers, where many significant statements are made but few direct answers are given, we also have this Scripture lesson from the 38th chapter of Job, where after Job asked a direct question to God - "Why, Lord, must the innocent suffer?" - not even God seems willing to give a clear and direct answer in response.

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The Rev. Joe Evans

Joe Evans: When Israel Was a Child

Hosea 11:1-11

21st Sunday after Pentecost - Year B

October 14, 2018

The Rev. Joseph Evans (PCUSA)

 

You know, some relationships end - and some seem to end more easily than others.

I was in 6th grade and I had a girlfriend. Her name was Katherine and we really made our relationship official when at the end of our 5th Grade year we couple skated holding hands at the local skating rink. Unfortunately, then we went on to 6th grade, that was middle school and in middle school things were different. There was this guy there named Ben and he gelled his hair and before I knew it I was climbing into the school bus when one of Katherine's friends ran up and told me that Katherine would be breaking up with me because Katherine was now going with Ben. It seems to me that after you've couple skated with someone the decent thing to do is to at least break up with them face-to-face, but Katherine didn't see it that way and just like that the relationship was over.

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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?
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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.
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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.
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Day1 Presents Presiding Bishop Michael Curry: “We Need Some Witnesses to the Way of Jesus!”

The Most Rev. Michael Curry (TEC)

The Most Rev. Michael B. Curry, Presiding Bishop and Primate of the Episcopal Church, offered a stirring message on the Jesus Movement and how we can play a role in reviving the mainline churches to follow the Way of Jesus today. Watch his unforgettable message now! And feel free to share it.
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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.
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September 09, 2018

Noel Schoonmaker: Faith That Works

The Rev. Dr. Noel Schoonmaker (CBF)

Dr. Noel Schoonmaker tells us that when James says in effect, "What good is faith without works, what good is Christian belief without Christian behavior?" the answer is, none at all. James isn’t just questioning the usefulness of faith without works, he’s questioning the validity of it. And James is very clear about what he means by 'works.'
The Rev. Dr. Noel Schoonmaker Transcript

September 02, 2018

Noel Schoonmaker: Doers of the Word

The Rev. Dr. Noel Schoonmaker (CBF)

The Rev. Dr. Noel Schoonmaker points out in his sermon on James 1 that we are not Christians because we hear the word of God, or mentally affirm it’s true, but because we believe in Jesus Christ, who was the Word of God himself. And that Word of God become flesh in Christ healed the sick, touched the outcast, cuddled children, and overturned temple furniture.
The Rev. Maxwell Grant Transcript

August 26, 2018

Maxwell Grant: Beyond the Panic Room

The Rev. Maxwell Grant (UCC)

In his sermon, the Rev. Max Grant says we live in a 'panic room world,' and there’s no disputing that these are fearful times for many. But we resist the idea of the church as a shelter, because it diminishes our sense of church as a sanctuary, a place that’s set apart, a place that stands for something different than the vicissitudes of life, even when they get scary.