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The Rev. Peter W. Marty

Believing Is Seeing

John 20:19-31

2nd Sunday of Easter - Year C

April 03, 2016

The Rev. Peter Marty (ELCA)


Certain calls that come into my cellphone automatically get clicked into voicemail. The dentist's office would be one of those. I pretty much expect a call from the dentist every six months. After a few weeks of repeat calls, the courteous thing to do seems to be to pick up the call and actually bother to schedule an appointment. So I do.

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The Rev. Dr. Casey Baggott

Parked Beliefs

John 20:19-31

2nd Sunday of Easter - Year B

April 12, 2015

The Rev. Dr. Casey Baggott (UCC)

We have very limited parking available around our church which poses some special challenges for us, especially on top attendance Sundays, like Easter. We've developed a diligent and committed parking team to help with the problem, and one Easter a few years ago the parking volunteers were out in full force, wearing orange vests and carrying walkie-talkies, trying to make the process of parking seamless. The major challenge for our parking team was going to be helping cars exchange spots between services.

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The Rev. Dr. William L. Self Transcript

December 28, 2014

The Struggle to Believe

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

Dr. Bill Self shares the story of Simeon and Anna, two faithful servants of God who saw the Christ child and rejoiced in gratitude to God. Their joy reveals the doubts and struggles they must have wrestled with for years--just as we do today. This is a good time to move from skepticism to faith, to celebrate our doubt as a prelude to a deep, abiding, and mature faith.
The Rev. Dr. Lewis Galloway Transcript

June 24, 2012

Does Jesus Care?

The Rev. Dr. Lewis Galloway (PCUSA)

In his sermon on Mark 4:35-41, the Rev. Dr. Lewis Galloway says the disciples do not yet understand that the one who loves them is Lord, not only of their lives but even the wind and waves. Jesus cares, but that doesn't mean we won't go through stormy times.
The Very Rev. S. Chadwick Vaughn Transcript

April 15, 2012

Missouri, "My Fair Lady," and the Mission of the Church

The Very Rev. Chadwick Vaughn (TEC)

Just as Missouri is the "Show Me" state, so Thomas sought to see for himself the risen Jesus. In his sermon this week, the Very Rev. Chad Vaughn reveals that doubt is the companion of faith, not its opposite.
The Rev. Dr. Brett Younger Transcript

October 16, 2011

Longing to See God

The Rev. Dr. Brett Younger (CBF)

In his conversation with God, Moses is honest about his doubts and asks to see God's glory. How can we become more aware of God's presence in our own midst?
The Rev. Dr. James C. Howell Transcript

September 25, 2011

Is the Lord Among Us Or Not?

The Rev. Dr. James C. Howell (UMC)

Exodus 17 says the Israelites put God to the test, and God doesn't seem to mind. Is the Lord among us or not? God seems to welcome the challenge--God loves hard questions and doubts, says James Howell.
The Rev. Dr. Katy Hinman Transcript

May 01, 2011

Young Leaders Series I: The Faith of the Doubter

The Rev. Dr. Katharine Hinman (UMC)

In this first message in our "Young Leaders of the Church" series, the Rev. Dr. Katy Hinman examines the story of Doubting Thomas (John 20), and finds a place for doubt as well as faith in the believer's life.

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The Rev. Dr. Catherine Taylor (PCUSA)

The Rev. Catherine Taylor "In times of doubt and in times of need, the Lord responds to our need, and makes use of our faith."
The Rev. Dr. David Lose Transcript

August 23, 2009

Words of Eternal Life

The Rev. Dr. David Lose (ELCA)

The Rev. Dr. David Lose probes Jesus' difficult teaching in John 6:59-69, and how we should respond to it today.