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The Rev. Dr. Paul Wallace

Paul Wallace: When God Shows Up

Job 19:23-27a

25th Sunday after Pentecost - Year C

November 06, 2016

The Rev. Dr. Paul Wallace (CBF)


I didn't need a crow to tell me Dad was going to die.

He had been in the sunroom in his hospice bed for two days, and he would be gone within an hour. The family had gathered and we were prepared. We knew Dad was dying. Still, the poetry of the moment was not lost on me.

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The Rev. Peter W. Marty

Believing Is Seeing

John 20:19-31

2nd Sunday of Easter - Year C

April 03, 2016

The Rev. Peter Marty (ELCA)


Certain calls that come into my cellphone automatically get clicked into voicemail. The dentist's office would be one of those. I pretty much expect a call from the dentist every six months. After a few weeks of repeat calls, the courteous thing to do seems to be to pick up the call and actually bother to schedule an appointment. So I do.

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The Rev. Duane Steele Transcript

April 06, 2014

When God Weeps

The Rev. Duane Steele (ELCA)

In his sermon for the final Sunday in Lent, the Rev. Duane Steele emphasizes events leading up to the miracle of the raising of Lazarus to encourage us to trust God when we wait in grief and pain for the hope of the resurrection that is to come.
The Rev. Carol Howard Merritt Transcript

January 30, 2011

Blessed Are Those Who Mourn

The Rev. Carol Howard Merritt (PCUSA)

In her sermon based on one facet of the multifaceted jewel that is the Beatitudes, the Rev. Carol Howard Merritt reflects on how Jesus' words can offer comfort and hope in any time of grief.
The Rev. Dr. James Lamkin Transcript

December 26, 2010

The New Normal

The Rev. Dr. James Lamkin (CBF)

As the church celebrates Christmas, the Rev. Dr. James Lamkin focuses on the horrifying events following Christ's birth, as the Holy Family learns to deal with their "new normal."
The Rev. Benno Pattison Transcript

August 09, 2009

Out of the Depths

The Rev. Benno Pattison (TEC)

The Rev. Benno Pattison offers an inspiring reflection on Psalm 130 that can bring comfort even in the depths of human experience.
Sarah Winsett Wiles Transcript

February 15, 2009

The Gift of Grief

Sarah Winsett Wiles (PCUSA)

Sarah Winsett Wiles, a graduate of Union Theological Seminary, is the 2008 recipient of the David H. C. Read Preacher/Scholar Award given by Madison Avenue Presbyterian Church in New York, NY. In this sermon, she explores a troubling account in Matthew 2:13-18, in which Mary and Joseph escape Herod's murder spree, and shares insights on dealing with suffering in life--personally and globally.