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The Rev. Elaine Murray Dreeben

Elaine Dreeben: The Reign of Re-memberance

Luke 1:68-79; Luke 23:33-43

Reign of Christ - Year C

November 20, 2016

The Rev. Elaine Dreeben (PCUSA)


A parent's hope for their child is that he or she will find a place in the world, a place to belong. Sometimes we communicate that through expectations that our son or daughter will be this or that, marry a person who holds a particular set of values or achievements. When life is brought into the world, it comes with all kinds of spoken or unspoken expectations.

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The Rev. Dr. Nate Phillips

Nate Phillips: A Monster at the End of This Sermon

Luke 16:19-31

19th Sunday after Pentecost - Year C

September 25, 2016

The Rev. Dr. Nathaniel Phillips (PCUSA)


I remember the time I tried to introduce my daughter Lily, then two years old, to one of my favorite children's books, "There is a Monster at the End of this Book" starring lovable, furry, old Grover. To begin with, Lily was excited about Grover--even if she thought he was Elmo--and allowed me to read her the book. About halfway through the book, though, she grabbed it out of my hands and slammed it shut.

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The Rev. Dr. Nancy Taylor (UCC)

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Big Enough

The Rev. Stephen McKinney-Whitaker (PCUSA)

Stephen McKinney-Whitaker says the mustard plant remains lowly--while it grows big enough for birds of every kind to find a home, it also reflects the humility of the kingdom of God, which stoops to wash feet, kneels by wounded strangers on the roadside, and so forth. It’s a helpful image for us as we seek to serve in the world as people of the kingdom.
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The Rev. Dr. J. Bennett Guess (UCC)

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The Rev. Dr. Alex Evans Transcript

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From Enmity to Community

The Rev. Dr. Alexander Evans (PCUSA)

In his sermon on Jesus' teaching on reconciliation from Matthew 18, the Rev. Dr. Alex Evans reveals that Jesus invites us not to sweep divisive issues aside, but to deal with our anger, our alienation, and work for our inherent need for reconciliation.
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Controlling the Wind

The Rev. Dr. Charles Reeb (UMC)

In his sermon for Pentecost Sunday, Dr. Charley Reeb calls us to celebrate the birthday of the church, and to open ourselves up to the power of the Spirit in our everyday lives.
Laura Truman Transcript

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Laura Truman: The Church This Side of Heaven (FTE Series #2)

Laura Truman (other)

In her sermon for the FTE "Inspiring Young Leaders to Shape the Future" series, Laura Truman--a student at Candler School of Theology--explores the life and ministry of the early church in Acts 2, and helps us envision where the church is moving.
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The Very Rev. Samuel G. Candler (TEC)

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Changing Plans

The Rev. J. C. Austin (PCUSA)

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