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The Very Rev. Dr. Michael Battle

Michael Battle: God's Kind of Apocalypse

Matthew 21:33-46

18th Sunday after Pentecost - Year A

October 08, 2017

The Very Rev. Dr. Michael Battle (TEC)


If you asked a Christian -- How does God change evil into good? -- you would probably get as many answers as you would the number of Christians asked. Even more complicated is that you would hear apocalyptic answers like God using (or allowing) violence to change evil into good. Some would even interpret today's parable that way.

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The Rev. Richard Goeres

Speaking the Truth in Love

Mark 7:1-8, 14-15, 21-23

14th Sunday after Pentecost - Year B

August 30, 2015

The Rev. Richard Goeres (ELCA)

"Well, it's like you said--the good news is that we're all sinners, right?"

My friend's active listening skills provided just the mirror I needed to realize that my own feeble witness to the Gospel had landed a bit askew.

We had been talking about black and white race relations in America, a couple of young white clergy grabbing a quick dinner before heading to a local gathering called, "Doing our own work: white people working to end racism."

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The Rev. Dr. James Somerville (CBF)

The Rev. Dr. James Somerville is pastor of First Baptist Church of Washington, D.C., part of the Cooperative Baptist Fellowship.