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The Rev. Dr. Robert T. Baggott

Cross Purposes

Mark 8:31-38

2nd Sunday in Lent - Year B

March 01, 2015

The Rev. Dr. Robert Baggott (UCC)

One of my all-time favorite cartoons comes from the New Yorker Magazine. It shows two businessmen sitting in a bar, one clearly despondent. The unhappy one says to his companion: "I was on the cutting edge. I pushed the envelope. I did the heavy lifting. I was the rainmaker. Then suddenly it all crashed when I ran out of metaphors."[i]

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The Rev. J. C. Austin

Following Jesus Is for Losers

Mark 8:27-38

16th Sunday after Pentecost - Year B

September 16, 2012

The Rev. J. C. Austin (PCUSA)

Being a follower is not something we encourage in America.  No college commencement speaker has ever congratulated the graduates on becoming the "followers of tomorrow."  Nobody makes sweeping biographical history films about great world followers.  Nobody gives awards to recognize the contributions of community followers.  Nobody frames their résumé to highlight where they exercised strong "followership" in their work.  Nobody's heart swells with pride when a fellow parent comes up to them and says, "You know, your kid is a real follower." 

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The Rev. Dr. Debra Samuelson (ELCA)

The Rev. Debra Samuelson explores Jesus great question to his disciples: "Who do you say that I am?" (Mark 8). Discover the real meaning of the cross Jesus commands us to take up, leading to the power of the resurrection, in her sermon for the 2nd Sunday of Lent.