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The Rev. Bradley Schmeling

Getting to the Other Side

Luke 3:1-6

2nd Sunday of Advent - Year C

December 06, 2015

The Rev. Bradley Schmeling (ELCA)

Several years ago, I travelled to Northern Island with a group studying conflict resolution. We spent most of the time talking with leaders who worked on understanding the conflict between Protestants and Catholics. We wandered through neighborhoods in Belfast, which were still clearly divided between those historic and bitter rivals.

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The Rev. Barbara Brown Taylor

The Bright Cloud of Unknowing

Matthew 17:1-9

Transfiguration Sunday - Year A

March 02, 2014

The Rev. Barbara Brown Taylor (TEC)

The story that we have just heard defies interpretation, although that has not stopped legions of interpreters from trying.  It is the luminous story of a mystical encounter, not only between God and God's Beloved but also between those at the center of the story and those who watch.  Those at the center are Jesus, Moses and Elijah.  Those who watch are Peter, James and John.  And then, of course, there are all of us watching all of them, most of us laboring under the illusion that our job is to figure out what the story means.

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Other Recent Content About Darkness

The Rev. Dr. William L. Self Transcript

March 31, 2013

While It Was Still Dark

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

As we celebrate the Resurrection of the Lord, Dr. Bill Self takes us back to the empty tomb and explores the scene through the eyes of Mary Magdalene.
The Rev. John Gunn

Replace Hate with Love

The Rev. John Gunn (other)

Nothing is more blinding than the dark passion of hate. Hate sometimes leads to acts of violence and often to murder. The apostle John wrote further, 'Whosoever hateth his brother is a murderer.' The act of murder is an act of hate and the man who hates his brother has the seed of murder already in his heart.

The Rev. John Gunn

Richest Blessings

The Rev. John Gunn (other)

In this episode of Be Still and Know, The Rev. John R. Gunn says "Life is often like that. Some of the richest blessings we ever experience are those that come to us in the dark days, in the night seasons of light when everything seems darkest about us."

The Rev. John Gunn Article

February 04, 2010

Walking in Darkness

The Rev. John Gunn (other)

In this Facing Life article based on Isaiah 50:10, The Rev. John R. Gunn addresses the darkness many of us face in our lives and the hopefulness we can find in the Lord. He writes, "Go on believing in God's goodness and wisdom. Night means morning will come."
The Rev. John Gunn Article

February 01, 2010

Visions of the Night

The Rev. John Gunn (other)

In this Facing Life article based on Job 4:13, The Rev. John R. Gunn considers the often concealed path we must follow in the darker times of our lives. He writes, "In God's Word there are promises and eternal truths that shine out in their full-orbed glory only on the brow of some night of disappointment, misfortune and sorrow."

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Born in the Darkness - The Rev. Debra Shew on Day1 Sermon Reflections

The Rev. Debra Metzgar Shew (TEC)

In today's sermon, hear how the places of darkness and sincerity in your life can become instead, places of new life and light. First of a two-part segment. Discussion and Reflection follow the sermon excepts.
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Born in the Darkness (Part 2) - The Rev. Debra Shew on Day1 Sermon Reflections

The Rev. Debra Metzgar Shew (TEC)

In today's sermon, hear how the places of darkness and sincerity in your life can become instead, places of new life and light. Swcond of a two-part segment. Discussion and Reflection follow the sermon excepts.