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The Rev. Dr. Wiley Stephens Transcript

October 14, 2012

Sticker Shock for the Soul

The Rev. Dr. Wiley Stephens (UMC)

The Rev. Dr. Wiley Stephens explores Jesus' encounter with a wealthy man in Mark 10:17-27, and encourages us, "Don't go to God in prayer and not expect a challenge, a push to grow or a change in your faith journey."
The Rev. J. C. Austin Transcript

September 16, 2012

Following Jesus Is for Losers

The Rev. J. C. Austin (PCUSA)

In his sermon on Mark 8:27-38, the Rev. J.C. Austin offers a fresh take on what it means to follow Jesus, who said that those who lose their lives for his sake will save it. What are we willing to lose in order to follow Jesus faithfully?

Where is the Church heading? - Praxis 21 Conference


Peter Wallace asks the question on everyones mind at the entrepreneurially-minded Praxis 21 conference this year: Where is the Church headed? Including numerous viewpoints from an array of denominations, we found a great deal of hope mixed in with some hard reality.
Emily M. Brown Transcript

February 12, 2012

Jesus Interrupted

Emily M. Brown (UCC)

The recipient of the David H. C. Read Preacher/Scholar Award given by Madison Avenue Presbyterian Church, Emily M. Brown, focuses on a potentially frustrating encounter Jesus had with a diseased man.
The Rev. Dr. Sharon E. Watkins Transcript

January 15, 2012

Where Earth and Heaven Meet

The Rev. Dr. Sharon Watkins (CC(DC))

As we think of the legacy of Dr. Martin Luther King Jr., the general minister of the Christian Church (Disciples of Christ) shares with us how to hear and respond to the call of God on our lives.
The Rev. Dr. Kris Lewis Transcript

October 30, 2011

Practice What You Preach

The Rev. Dr. Kris Lewis (TEC)

We can learn a great deal about the humility and sacrificial service Christ desires of his followers by exploring his prickly condemnation of the hypocrisy of the religious leaders of his day.
The Rev. Peter W. Marty Transcript

August 21, 2011

Do You Love Jesus?

The Rev. Peter Marty (ELCA)

Talking about Jesus as an idea is a far cry from trusting your life to Jesus, and believing in the concept of God doesn't begin to compare with actually knowing God. Peter Marty calls for a bone-rattling passion for following Christ.
The Rev. Michael Sullivan Transcript

June 05, 2011

An Out-of-Order Lesson Calling Us to a New Day

The Rev. Michael Sullivan (TEC)

The Rev. Michael Sullivan shares the point of Jesus' High Priestly prayer, which as we celebrate Easter and the Ascension comes out of order in the gospel story: That we might realize the faith Christ has in us and in our calling.
The Rev. Adam Thomas Transcript

May 15, 2011

Young Leaders Series III: The Sheepfold

The Rev. Adam Thomas (TEC)

In part 3 of our Young Leaders of the Church series, the Rev. Adam Thomas explores the image of Jesus as shepherd and as gateway in John 10, and reveals how Jesus calls us to abundant life.
The Rev. Dr. William H. Willimon Transcript

October 24, 2010

Why Jesus? Part 4: Jesus the Home Wrecker

The Rev. Dr. William H. Willimon (UMC)

In the concluding part to his challenging series, Why Jesus? based on his new book, Bishop William H. Willimon explores Jesus' often perplexing teaching on the family--and reveals the larger and more demanding family he calls us into.