Luke 1:68-79; Luke 23:33-43
Reign of Christ - Year C
November 20, 2016
The Rev. Elaine Dreeben
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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19th Sunday after Pentecost - Year C
September 25, 2016
The Rev. Dr. Nathaniel Phillips
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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March 20, 2016
The Rev. Dr. Nancy Taylor
Dr. Nancy Taylor makes the case that Palm Sunday--rather than Pentecost Sunday--may be considered the birthday of the church, for it is the time that Jesus' disciples first found their voice and gave witness to God's reign.
June 14, 2015
The Rev. Stephen McKinney-Whitaker
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.
March 08, 2015
The Rev. Dr. J. Bennett Guess
In his sermon for the 3rd Sunday in Lent, Dr. Ben Guess guides us through the story of Jesus' angry cleansing of the Temple because its divine purpose was being thwarted. Today, perhaps we as the church also need to clarify the purpose behind what we're doing, and determine if it lines up with our calling.
September 07, 2014
The Rev. Dr. Alexander Evans
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.