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The Rev. Dr. Delmer Chilton

Delmer Chilton: Living at Cross Purposes

Matthew 21:1-11; Matthew 27:11-54; Philippians 2:5-11

Palm Sunday / Sunday of the Passion - Year A

April 09, 2017

The Rev. Dr. Delmer Chilton (ELCA)


When I was a little kid, Cowboy Bob was my hero. He had a children's show on local TV. He wore a stereotypical Western shirt and white Stetson and sat behind a table where he taught us how to do easy card tricks and simple science projects in between episodes of old 1930s westerns starring people like Lash Larue and Hop-along Cassidy.

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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. Dr. William H. Willimon (UMC)

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The Rev. Dr. Debra Samuelson Transcript

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Was Peter Looking for a Bailout?

The Rev. Dr. Debra Samuelson (ELCA)

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