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The Rev. William Carter

Bill Carter: Nagging Grace

Psalm 23

4th Sunday of Easter - Year C

May 12, 2019

The Rev. William Carter (PCUSA)


I have been preaching for so long that I have a half-dozen sermons on the 23rd Psalm. Today I am not sure which one to preach.

Number three isn't so bad. The focus was on "green pastures and still waters." It's not a bad image for spring time in the days after Easter. Beyond the fury of life, there is peace. Beneath the concrete and pavement, there is the good earth. God renews us as God renews the good earth.

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The Rev. John Gunn

Negative and Positive Virtues

The Rev. John Gunn (other)

What do you mean when speaking of someone you say, "He is a good man." Do you mean simply that he does not do any of those things that a good man is supposed not to do? In this episode of Be Still and Know, The Rev. John R. Gunn writes, "Negative virtues must be combined with positive virtues."


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The Rev. John Gunn


The Rev. John Gunn (other)

This episode of Be Still and Know focuses on how, through our small kindnesses and good deeds, we can have a great positive effect on the world. The Rev. John Gunn writes that, in this way, we are like the Pleiades.



William Willimon - "What's Right" - 30 Good Minutes

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

United Methodist Bishop, William Willimon, says the Bible's concept of justice is about putting things right in this fallen world. When God's ideas of gracious, generous love clash with our practices of parsimony, we need to recognize that God's ways are not always our ways.