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The Rev. Robin Wilson

Robin Wilson: Rise Up

Matthew 10:24-39

3rd Sunday after Pentecost - Year A

June 25, 2017

The Rev. Robin Wilson (UMC)

 

Besides a bunch of college history professors, who in recent memory talked about the American Revolution until the musical "Hamilton" hit Broadway? In this Tony-Award-winning hit, a gloriously diverse cast uses rap, hip hop, jazz, r&b, ballads, and more to share the life and legacy of Alexander Hamilton with the 21st century. We learn of his tragic childhood, his gifts with the spoken and written word, his passion for justice and revolution, and his human frailties. We hear how he created our federal financial structures and how he made many enemies over the years with his fearlessness in speaking up for the causes in which he believed.

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Lindsay Popper

The Courage of Easter People

John 14:23-29

6th Sunday of Easter - Year C

May 01, 2016

Lindsay Popper (UCC)

 

It is after dinner in an upper room. They are reclining, these disciples, leaning on each other's chests, their freshly-washed feet propped up. They have had Passover dinners before, but none like this.

Never before at Passover had a teacher removed his robe and knelt on the floor by a basin, washing his disciples' dusty feet one by one.

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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.
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January 11, 2015

Torn Open, By God

The Rev. Maxwell Grant (UCC)

As the church observes the Baptism of the Lord, Max Grant points out that in Mark's gospel, the heavens are 'torn open' for the dove to descend on Jesus, which tells us that the baptism of Jesus is clearly a radical act--God has committed the act of breaking and entering into the world. And if we take our baptism seriously, it might just tear open our own lives.
The Rev. Elaine Wilder Transcript

September 08, 2013

The Whisper of Courage

The Rev. Elaine Wilder (UMC)

The Rev. Elaine Wilder calls us to accept the unconditional love of God for us, and to work towards embodying God's love day in and day out as a supreme act of courage--one made possible because of our intimate relationship with God as revealed in Psalm 139.
The Rev. Jonathan Currier Transcript

July 14, 2013

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

The Rev. Jonathan Currier (TEC)

The Rev. Jonathan Currier helps us respond to the question, Who is our neighbor?, by telling a story of a drunk subway rider who sorely needed a Good Samaritan in his life.
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August 19, 2012

Living Bread

The Rev. Dr. Timothy Smith (ELCA)

In his sermon on Jesus the Living Bread (John 6:51-58), the Rev. Dr. Tim Smith shares an experience he had in a Liberian village which taught him a lesson about living our faith fearlessly.
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Young Leaders Series I: The Faith of the Doubter

The Rev. Dr. Katharine Hinman (UMC)

In this first message in our "Young Leaders of the Church" series, the Rev. Dr. Katy Hinman examines the story of Doubting Thomas (John 20), and finds a place for doubt as well as faith in the believer's life.
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In this episode of Be Still and Know, The Rev. John R. Gunn asks, "What must we do when our day of trouble comes?" What can provide us with the strength, courage and the determination to go on in our most troubled times?