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The Rev. Dr. Stephen R. Montgomery

By What Power?

Acts 4:5-12

4th Sunday of Easter - Year B

April 26, 2015

The Rev. Dr. Stephen Montgomery (PCUSA)

Some time ago there was an article in TIME magazine which described how over 100,000 former Christians have downloaded "certificates of de-baptism" in a bid to publicly renounce the faith. The website, sponsored by the National Secular Society of London, invited visitors to "liberate yourself from the Original Mumbo-Jumbo that liberated you from the Original Sin you never had," and allows them to print out a paper certificate that uses quasi-formal language to "reject baptism's creeds and other such superstitions."

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The Rev. R. Scott Colglazier

Trusting Your Experience

Exodus 3:1-15

12th Sunday after Pentecost - Year A

August 31, 2014

The Rev. R. Scott Colglazier (other)

I want to suggest today that one of the most essential dimensions to the life of faith is finding a way to trust our personal experiences. We may not be able to trust them absolutely, because sometimes what we think or feel or even believe can be wrong. We always have to acknowledge that. But there is something so essential to listening to our personal experiences, discerning what they mean and deciding how to move forward with our lives. And that is especially true in terms of paying attention to our personal experiences with God.

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The Rev. Dr. Wiley Stephens (UMC)

In his sermon for the 1st Sunday in Lent, Dr. Wiley Stephens compares the stories of Adam and Eve and Jesus in the wilderness, encouraging us to let God be in charge of our lives in the face of temptation.
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The Rev. Dr. Christine Chakoian (PCUSA)

The Rev. Dr. Chris Chakoian helps us grapple with Jesus' difficult teaching to render to God what is God’s and to Caesar what is Caesar’s (Matthew 22:15-22). Everything belongs to our sovereign God—so rendering to God what is God’s means rendering everything to God: putting all our choices, all our power, all our relationships, all our resources towards God’s will.
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The Rev. Dr. Wiley Stephens (UMC)

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The Rev. Dr. Barbara K. Lundblad (ELCA)