14th Sunday after Pentecost - Year A
August 21, 2016
The Rev. Dr. Ruth Hamilton
When I was growing up, Sundays meant church, family, and food. My extended family would gather at our congregation for worship, armed with giant Tootsie Rolls to keep us kids quiet during the sermon. Afterwards, we would head over to my grandmother's house for a quick snack of cream-filled coffee cake. Later we all drove over to the cemetery, where we would tidy up the graves of our relatives: planting, watering, weeding, and sweeping dirt off the headstones. Tired and hungry, we would return to my grandmother's house, where roast pork or roast beef waited--after table grace, of course. Finally, after games of hide-and-seek for us kids and lots of conversation, everyone would go home for bedtime prayers and sleep.
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5th Sunday after Pentecost - Year C
June 19, 2016
The Rev. Dennis Patterson, Jr.
Some time ago, a wise person told me to be careful how you treat people because you never know the things that they are going through. This advice has stuck with me throughout my years, and I've done my best to live into them daily.
All people, regardless of race, class, or situation, deserve to be treated as children of God and nothing less.
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April 06, 2014
The Rev. Duane Steele
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.
April 21, 2013
The Rev. Dr. Donald Fishburne
The Rev. Dr. Donald Fishburne draws on two lessons, from Acts 9--the story of Peter's miraculous encounter with Dorcas--and John 10--an account of Jesus' contentious encounter with religious leaders, to reveal questions of faith that we need to wrestle with.
September 09, 2012
The Rev. Reggie Weaver
In his sermon on Mark 2:1-12, the Rev. Reggie Weaver explores the story of the man dropped through the roof by his friends--the only way he could get to Jesus' healing touch. How are we hindering others' approach to Jesus?
August 05, 2012
The Rev. Dr. Guy Sayles
The Rev. Dr. Guy Sayles suggests that Paul's teaching in Ephesians 4:1-16 can lead us into experiencing our churches as a safe place where a Spirit-fueled give and take in life can occur, where we can equip and encourage one another to stretch and grow in our faith, repair our brokenness, and restore our lives.
The Rev. John Gunn
"What an outlook; what a triumph of prayer. A man crippled and poor found strength to do his job by means of prayer," writes The Rev. John Gunn in this episode of Be Still and Know which examines the power of prayer.
Day1 Host Peter Wallace sits down for the second installment of his conversation with the Rev. Mark Sargent as they discuss an issue close to Mark's heart: Religious Wounding. Mark's understanding of human psychology, and work as a pastor, has led him to believe that a form of spiritual and emotional trauma is prevalent in today's world and is partially to blame for the lack of interest in Christian institutions, and in some cases ideals, today.
The Rev. Dr. Debra Samuelson
Hosts Daniel Pawlus and Lydia Talbot in conversation with Debra Samuelson, who says the power of the cross is that Jesus meets us where we are and walks with us, but not only that — God also meets us in Christ in the cross with a promise of new life, and that promise comes in surprising ways.
June 28, 2009
The Rev. Sarah Jackson Shelton
The Rev. Dr. Sarah Jackson Shelton, Baptist pastor in Birmingham, AL, explores the example of the woman with a hemorrhage who approached Jesus in faith.