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The Rev. Ernest Brooks

Ernest Brooks III: Disruptions, Detours, and Discernment

Luke 2:41-52

1st Sunday after Christmas - Year C

December 30, 2018

The Rev. Ernest Brooks (other)

 

We are presented here a story that is unique among the canonical Gospels, appearing only in the Gospel according to Luke. The introductory verses of the first chapter indicate that the author penned this gospel with the intention of sifting through the many "Jesus stories" circulating in the community that had been passed down from those who identified themselves as "eyewitnesses and servants of the word." The objective was to construct an "orderly account" for the faithful whom he identifies as "friends or lovers of God."

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The Rev. Susan Sparks

Susan Sparks: Sun Mo Manger

Luke 2:1-20

Christmas Eve

December 24, 2017

The Rev. Susan Sparks (ABCUSA)

 

"There's no room here, or at the Holiday Inn, the Days Inn, or the C'mon Inn," the desk clerk said, shaking his head. "The Shriners have a gathering downtown, the Mary Kay convention is at the Coliseum, and there's a quilt show at the Marriott."

This was not welcome news. It was a cold, autumn night in Bismarck, N.D. My husband Toby and I had just finished a four-hundred-mile motorcycle ride from Wisconsin across Minnesota into North Dakota. "Please ... really ... we'll take anything," I said, starting to worry. "There is NO room here," he said with an impatient tone in his voice. "The best you can do is ride up to Fort Mandan and try the Sunset Motel." "But that's thirty miles!" I said. "Yup," he said, "and you'd better hurry. Because they're gonna fill up, too."

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Stephen Cook: On Beyond

The Rev. Dr. Stephen Cook (CBF)

In his sermon for the 2nd Sunday in Lent, Dr. Stephen Cook says God is forever calling us--as God did Abraham and Sarah--to keep going on beyond, beyond the truth we think we know, the places we never dreamed of being, the opportunities to minister we never considered.