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Dr. Diana Butler Bass

Diana Butler Bass: Bread Enough for All

John 6:35,41-51

12th Sunday after Pentecost - Year B

August 12, 2018

Dr. Diana Butler Bass (TEC)


In 2016, Netflix produced a series called, Cooked, based on food-writer Michael Pollan's book about how basic ingredients are transformed into food through the four basic elements of fire, water, earth, and air.

Although the series was full of surprises regarding the history of food, it is fairly easy to imagine how fire, water, and even earth create the food of myriad human cultures. But, air? Pollan admitted at the outset that "air" as transformation is the most mysterious, perhaps the most spiritual, of all the ways in which we cook. Despite the mystery of it, "air" has also give us the most basic of all food: bread.

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The Rev. Dr. Kelly Hough Rogers

Kelly Hough Rogers: Abundance Born Out of Scarcity

John 6:1-21

10th Sunday after Pentecost - Year B

July 29, 2018

The Rev. Dr. Kelly Hough Rogers (UCC)


During my time in seminary, I had the good fortune to be a chaplain in a national park through an interdenominational ministry known as A Christian Ministry in the National Parks. Not all Christian Ministry in the National Parks host sites are places of great natural beauty. They are battlefields and monuments as well as forests, seashores, swamps and canyons. The National Parks system is full of sites that help us understand our unique American heritage. Whenever I am near a National Parks site, I visit. Not only do I visit to once again be awed by the wonder of creation, I visit to learn about the history of this nation. I visit to expand my worldview. And I visit to support this vital resource we are lucky enough to have and I visit to remind myself to pray and work toward the hope of maintaining this resource for future generations.

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