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Topic Features About Conflict

The Rev. Dr. Alex Evans

Forgiving from Your Heart

Matthew 18: 21-35

14th Sunday after Pentecost - Year A

September 14, 2014

The Rev. Dr. Alexander Evans (PCUSA)

One of the important parts of my life and work involves ministry with police officers. In recent years, this work involves a 3-day conference held twice each year in my state that seeks to provide encouragement, help, and healing for police officers who have been involved in critical incidents--shootings, other violent events, car wrecks, and more. I have been helping to lead these seminars for police for all the years since the infamous shootings at VA Tech, where I served as a police chaplain.

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The Rev. Susie B. Smith

Worried and Distracted

Luke 10:38-42

Proper 11 (16) - Year C

July 18, 2010

The Rev. Susie B. Smith (UCC)

I can still remember the first time I heard this story of the conversation between Martha and Jesus, and I felt something within me say, "YES!"

As I read about Jesus not only allowing or tolerating but affirming what Mary was doing, my heart jumped with joy. 

Sitting at the feet of Jesus and listening might not seem very radical for us, but in Mary's day it was a violation of both cultural and religious rules and practices.

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The Rev. John Gunn Article

January 21, 2010

True Men Will Not Run

The Rev. John Gunn (other)

The Rev. John R. Gunn discusses how, like David, we should not run from that which we fear or that which distresses us. Instead, we should stand with God and do our best.

Dr. Jan Love Transcript

August 17, 2008

Listening in Love

Dr. Jan Love (UMC)

Dr. Jan Love draws on the way in which Jesus listened to the persistant Canaanite woman to discuss the importance of listening deeply in the context of conflict.

The Rev. Dr. William L. Self Transcript

July 02, 2006

What God Has Put Asunder, Let No Man Join Together

The Rev. Dr. William L. Self (CBF)

The Rev. Dr. Bill Self, pastor of Johns Creek Baptist Church in Alpharetta, Georgia, emphasizes the historical and biblical imperative for the separation of church and state.

The Very Rev. Samuel G. Candler Transcript

January 29, 2006

The Crazies

The Very Rev. Samuel G. Candler (TEC)

The Very Rev. Samuel G. Candler is Dean of the Cathedral of St. Philip in the Episcopal Diocese of Atlanta, GA. His fascinating sermon, based on Mark 1:23-24, is entitled "The Crazies."

The Rev. Dr. Francis H. Wade Transcript

August 24, 1997

Be Subject to One Another

The Rev. Dr. Francis H. Wade (TEC)