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The Rev. Dr. Leanne Van Dyk

A Glory Story

Luke 9:28-36

Transfiguration Sunday - Year C

February 07, 2016

The Rev. Dr. Leanne Van Dyk (PCUSA)


The story of the Transfiguration in the gospel of Luke is one of the most puzzling stories in the Bible. It is a story that is so puzzling that biblical commentators tend to throw up their hands in defeat. One commentator remarked that there is "rather limited success in understanding the meaning of the transfiguration." This is a comment I find somewhat comforting!

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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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The Rev. Brian L. Cole Transcript

March 04, 2012

Day-to-Day Glory

The Rev. Brian Cole (TEC)

In his message for the 2nd Sunday in Lent, the Rev. Canon Brian Cole explores the glory of God as revealed on the mount of Transfiguration.