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The Rev. Dr. Kelly Hough Rogers

Kelly Hough Rogers: Abundance Born Out of Scarcity

John 6:1-21

10th Sunday after Pentecost - Year B

July 29, 2018

The Rev. Dr. Kelly Hough Rogers (UCC)


During my time in seminary, I had the good fortune to be a chaplain in a national park through an interdenominational ministry known as A Christian Ministry in the National Parks. Not all Christian Ministry in the National Parks host sites are places of great natural beauty. They are battlefields and monuments as well as forests, seashores, swamps and canyons. The National Parks system is full of sites that help us understand our unique American heritage. Whenever I am near a National Parks site, I visit. Not only do I visit to once again be awed by the wonder of creation, I visit to learn about the history of this nation. I visit to expand my worldview. And I visit to support this vital resource we are lucky enough to have and I visit to remind myself to pray and work toward the hope of maintaining this resource for future generations.

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The Rev. Dr. Eric Barreto

Eric Barreto: In the Beginning and In the End

Genesis 1:1--2:4a

1st Sunday After Pentecost - Year A (Trinity Sunday)

June 11, 2017

The Rev. Dr. Eric Barreto (CBF)


In the beginning, God created the world. In the beginning, God drew order out of chaos. In the beginning, God breathed life into every living creature. In the beginning, God crafted and made the world.

In contrast, it seems like we as a people want to tell a very different story. It sometimes seems we are committed to leading the world back into chaos, that we would rather commit ourselves to recreating the world in our distorted image: an image punctuated by pollution and war and domination. We sometimes seem determined to create a world characterized by death and loss instead of the miracle of life and breath and goodness and the flourishing of all living things.

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The Rev. Dr. Ted Peters (ELCA)

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The Rev. Scott Hoezee (other)

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The Rev. Dr. Scott Black Johnston (PCUSA)

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The Rev. David Lewicki (PCUSA)

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