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The Rev. Dr. Martin E. Marty

Martin Marty: Look! An Epiphany!

John 1:19-42

2nd Sunday after Epiphany - Year A

January 15, 2017

The Rev. Dr. Martin Marty (ELCA)


"Epiphany." We celebrate a holiday with that name on January 6; and since this is the Second Sunday after Epiphany, we are getting used to the word, or if it is familiar, we are refreshing our understanding of it. We can't say that "Epiphany" is much used and heard outside of church, although now and then an excited writer or actor will reveal that he or she experienced an "epiphany." If we spend a moment discussing it, we are not wasting time, as if with an idle scholarly diversion. No, it helps us to crack open today's crowded and rich text from the Gospel of John and, along with that, to ponder the decisive turn in Christian history and Christian faith signaled by "Epiphany." We might simply have passed the word by, noting it the way we see a notice on a church bulletin board outside a sanctuary. But now we are, as it were, invited in to ponder it and let what the word means stand a chance of changing our lives.

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The Rev. Dr. Becca Stevens

Seeing Signs and Feeling Wonder

John 2:1-11

2nd Sunday after Epiphany - Year C

January 17, 2016

The Rev. Dr. Becca Stevens (TEC)

Epiphany is the season we celebrate signs. We mark four Epiphanies in this season of light, including the story of the Magi, Jesus' baptism at the River Jordan, changing water to wine, and the Transfiguration. These Epiphanies are selected from events in Jesus' life when people saw signs and were able to glimpse into the fullness of faith.

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Other Recent Content About Epiphany

The Rev. Maxwell Grant Transcript

January 04, 2015

The Troubling Star

The Rev. Maxwell Grant (UCC)

In his Epiphany sermon, Max Grant points out something ominous about the Christmas star--there's no telling what might happen. Whatever our fears may be, the story of the Magi reminds us that we can live our lives in a new light.

The Rev. Dr. John Philip Newell Transcript

January 06, 2013

The Light Within All Life

The Rev. Dr. John Philip Newell (other)

In his sermon for Epiphany Sunday, the Rev. Dr. John Philip Newell explores the visit of the Magi to the Christ child, and reveals that the truth of Epiphany is that we are loved, we are part of the beautiful light of God, called to shine for the healing of the world.
The Rev. Dr. Catherine Taylor Transcript

January 20, 2008

What Are You Looking For?

The Rev. Dr. Catherine Taylor (PCUSA)

The Rev. Dr. Catherine Taylor reminds us that by hearing and sharing the story of Jesus we find our true home in God's Kingdom.

The Rev. Randy Calvo Transcript

January 13, 2008

Baptism Made Real

The Rev. Randy Calvo (PCUSA)

The Rev. Randy Calvo is the Director of Alumni/ae and Church Relations at Columbia Theological Seminary in Decatur, GA.

The Rev. Randy Calvo Transcript

January 06, 2008

The Main Thing

The Rev. Randy Calvo (PCUSA)

The Rev. Randy Calvo encourages us to look beyond where we've been, and led by the Spirit on the journey that leads us to what truly matters in life, faith in Jesus Christ.