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The Rev. Robin Wilson

Robin Wilson: The Future Harvest

Matthew 9:35--10:8

2nd Sunday after Pentecost - Year A

June 18, 2017

The Rev. Robin Wilson (UMC)


"I want my children to have an easier life than I've had. I want them to have every opportunity to seek education, adventure, and to see the world when they are young. But I really want them to come home and settle down near me eventually, get a secure and profitable job, have a nice normal family, if there is such a thing, and provide grandchildren whom I can entertain and spoil as I grow old next to them." These frightened words, from a parent whose child was feeling a calling to ordained pastoral ministry, were heartfelt and almost mournful. This parent feared that life as a pastor would mean a life of economic uncertainty, hard work without weekends off, and the continuous criticism from church members that life would bring to her daughter.

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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. Canon David W. Lovelace Transcript

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There Are No Bystanders

The Rev. Canon David Lovelace (TEC)

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The Rev. Jonathan Currier Transcript

July 14, 2013

"Yeah, I Know--I'm Just a Drunk"

The Rev. Jonathan Currier (TEC)

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The Rev. John Gunn


The Rev. John Gunn (other)

The Rev. John R Gunn writes, "We all wish for love -- the non-physical kind. We want someone to care about what happens to us. Love emanates from a person as a glow from a light hidden inside the body. It's this love that creates a home out of a wooden or a brick structure."

The Rev. Susan Sparks Transcript

April 18, 2010

The True Universal Health Care

The Rev. Susan Sparks (ABCUSA)

The Rev. Susan Sparks takes a look at Jesus' healing of blind Bartimaeus, and finds a challenge to Jesus' followers to experience and share his healing touch.
The Rev. Dr. Kimberleigh Buchanan Article

August 06, 2009

Hospitality and Healthcare

The Rev. Dr. Kimberleigh Buchanan (UCC)

How might true Christian hospitality--treating everyone as if they are beloved, whole, precious human beings--change the healthcare debate?
The Rev. Dr. Thomas Lane Butts Article

July 23, 2009

Dr. Thomas Lane Butts: Weeping with One Eye

The Rev. Dr. Thomas Lane Butts (UMC)

Dr. Thomas Lane Butts explores what it means to "half care" about the pain of others -- to "weep with one eye."

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The Rev. Dr. Wiley Stephens (UMC)

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The Rev. Dr. Robert Dunham Transcript

October 21, 2007

Whose Persistence?

The Rev. Dr. Robert Dunham (PCUSA)

The Rev. Dr. Robert Dunham takes a fresh look at the parable of the persistent widow and asks us to consider prayer as a call to act justly on behalf of those who are seeking life and liberation.