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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. Stephen McKinney-Whitaker

Big Enough

Mark 4:26-34

3rd Sunday after Pentecost - Year B

June 14, 2015

The Rev. Stephen McKinney-Whitaker (PCUSA)

Is the harvest going to be big enough?

We need to do more, do something, because if we don't have a bumper crop this year we may have to sell the farm.

My Facebook news feed is constantly filled with articles about how the church can't survive the current decline in worship, why millennials are leaving the church, the rise of the "Nones" who have no religious affiliation at all, and the church's waning influence. Mixed with these are letters to the dying church.

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The Rev. Dr. J. Bennett Guess Transcript

March 15, 2015

The Appropriate Response

The Rev. Dr. J. Bennett Guess (UCC)

In his sermon for the 4th Sunday in Lent, Dr. Ben Guess helps us wrestle with a very familiar verse--John 3:16--by putting it into its context of Jesus' conversation with the Pharisee Nicodemus, in which Jesus tries to help the legalistic religious leader see salvation more expansively.
The Rev. Dr. Dan De Leon Transcript

June 29, 2014

Hospitality: A Crucial Cup of Cold Water

The Rev. Dr. Dan De Leon (UCC)

Jesus teaches his disciples to go share the gospel message and heal the sick with nothing but a sense of hospitality. Dr. Dan De Leon encourages us to engage in acts of hospitality to witness to Jesus and expand our faith.
The Rt. Rev. Robert C. Wright Transcript

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What's the Point?

The Rt. Rev. Robert Wright (TEC)

In his sermon for the fifth Sunday of Lent, Bishop Robert Wright explores the Apostle Paul's teaching in Philippians 3:4-14 to encourage the church to press on toward the goal.
The Rev. Charles Morris Transcript

January 27, 2013

Gospel Living Made Simple

The Rev. Charles Morris (other)

The Rev. Charles Morris shares insights from Jesus' first sermon in Luke 4:14-21, encourages us to choose to live into the simple truth that is the heart of the gospel.
The Rev. Dr. David Lose Transcript

March 18, 2012

Like It Or Not

The Rev. Dr. David Lose (ELCA)

In his sermon for Lent 4, the Rev. Dr. David Lose takes a hard look at one of the most beloved Bible verses, which with he has a love/hate relationship: John 3:16.
The Rev. Dr. David Sapp Transcript

March 20, 2011

Salvation by Faith

The Rev. Dr. David Sapp (CBF)

What does it mean to be "born from above"? The Rev. Dr. David Sapp digs deeply into Nicodemus' encounter with Jesus in John 3:16--and Christ's invitation to new life.
The Rev. Dr. Cleo LaRue Transcript

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Why Bother?

The Rev. Dr. Cleo LaRue (other)

The Rev. Dr. Cleo LaRue is the associate professor of homiletics at Princeton Theological Seminary in New Jersey.

The Rev. Dr. David Galloway Transcript

October 01, 2006

Getting Serious

The Rev. Dr. David Galloway (TEC)

The Rev. Dr. David Galloway, rector of Holy Innocents' Episcopal Church in Atlanta, Georgia emphasizes the need to find commonality in our various Christian denominations and practices.