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The Rev. R. Scott Colglazier

Trusting Your Experience

Exodus 3:1-15

12th Sunday after Pentecost - Year A

August 31, 2014

The Rev. R. Scott Colglazier (other)

I want to suggest today that one of the most essential dimensions to the life of faith is finding a way to trust our personal experiences. We may not be able to trust them absolutely, because sometimes what we think or feel or even believe can be wrong. We always have to acknowledge that. But there is something so essential to listening to our personal experiences, discerning what they mean and deciding how to move forward with our lives. And that is especially true in terms of paying attention to our personal experiences with God.

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The Rev. Dr. Christine Chakoian

A Guiding Voice

Hebrews 11

All Saints' Sunday - Year C

November 03, 2013

The Rev. Dr. Christine Chakoian (PCUSA)

I don't know what I'd do without Mapquest or the "map app" on my phone. All I have to do is type in the address where I'm headed, and voila! The map appears in front of me, and an invisible voice guides me to my destination. Amazing.

If only I had a compass for every decision I had to make. Like where to turn when a relationship blows up. Or how to navigate a stressful medical crisis. Or what to do when my job hits a dead end. It would be nice to have voices around to guide my way then.

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The Rev. John Gunn

God's Guidance

The Rev. John Gunn (other)

The Rev John R. Gunn writes, "God has given each one of us a heart, which can pick up the beam of His guidance, if we keep tuned to Him. If we listen to the sound of His voice, we can fly our plane of life safely and not get lost amid the storms and fogs of the world, but there are certain factors which may cause us to lose His voice."

The Rev. John Gunn

Business of Life

The Rev. John Gunn (other)

In this episode of Be Still and Know, The Rev. John R. Gunn writes that, "Greater than all other enterprises is the business of life. Here, as elsewhere, none of us is so all knowing and all wise that he does not need the counsel of others. Although it is well that we should think for ourselves, it is not safe to be too secure in our own wisdom and judgment."

The Rev. John Gunn

Presence of God

The Rev. John Gunn (other)

In this episode of Be Still and Know, The Rev. John R. Gunn writes, "God is not only the God of painters and poets and philosophers and of priests and prophets. He is also the God of the plowman, the man at the workbench, the man behind the counter, the man at the desk, the man in the every day walks of life."

The Rev. John Gunn

Transform Lives

The Rev. John Gunn (other)

This episode of Be Still and Know, based on the story of Paul and Onesimus, discusses adding value to the lives of others. The Rev. John R Gunn writes, "This is the great purpose of the gospel of Christ - to transform lives. No greater service or joy can come to a man than to accept this challenge."

The Rev. John Gunn Article

January 18, 2010

Tried and Untried Paths

The Rev. John Gunn (other)

The Rev. John R. Gunn adresses the tendency to feel we no longer need God's guidance and ponders how such vain notions may affect the morality of society at large.

The Rev. Dr. Wiley Stephens Transcript

May 07, 2006

One Life to Give

The Rev. Dr. Wiley Stephens (UMC)

The Rev. Dr. B. Wiley Stephens, senior minister of Dunwoody United Methodist Church in Dunwoody, Georgia, speaks of the power of Jesus' love and the challenge it presents in our lives.