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The Rev. Dr. Christopher Girata

Chris Girata: Parade of Grace

Mark 11:1-11

Palm Sunday / Passion Sunday - Year B

March 25, 2018

The Rev. Dr. Christopher Girata (TEC)


For many churches, today is not only Palm Sunday but Passion Sunday as well. Although I am certainly no expert on liturgical history, I do know that if people attend church, most people only attend church on Sundays. Even on weeks such as the one we enter, the holiest of weeks, most people will only attend worship services today and next Sunday. So, I agree that the experience of those who only worship on Sundays is enhanced and deepened by hearing the passion story today, before we hear the resurrection story next week.

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The Rev. Dr. Sam Matthews

A Tough Call on Humility

Luke 14:1,7-14

Pentecost 15 - Year C

September 01, 2013

The Rev. Dr. Sam Matthews (UMC)


Well, whatever Jesus is talking about in this 14th chapter of Luke's account of the Gospel, he's certainly not talking about seating arrangements or etiquette in general.  If that were the case, then we could surely find some verses about four-way stops or cell phones in public.  But the banquet table and seating arrangements happen to be the classroom in which Jesus chooses to teach the lesson for today, so it will serve us well to look at them.

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The Rev. Dr. Eric Barreto Transcript

June 02, 2013

An Unexpected Faith

The Rev. Dr. Eric Barreto (CBF)

For the 2nd Sunday after Pentecost, the Rev. Dr. Eric Barreto explores the unexpected faith both of a Roman centurion and a grieving widow, and offers hope to all.
The Rev. John Gunn


The Rev. John Gunn (other)

Before the time of Christ, the word humility was a word of contempt. To call a man humble was to characterize him as cowardly and weak. But when Christ came, He took this hated word and made it one of the most honorable in our language.The Rev. John R. Gunn writes, "One cannot pay a man a greater tribute today than to say that he possesses the grace of humility."

The Rev. John Gunn Article

January 14, 2010

Those Respectable Philistines

The Rev. John Gunn (other)

The Rev. John R. Gunn reflects on the Philistines and how our own vain sense of "respectability" can be the downfall of our society.

The Rev. Susan Gamelin Transcript

March 05, 2006

Sermon for the First Sunday in Lent

The Rev. Susan Gamelin (ELCA)

The Rev. Susan Gamelin, pastor of Emmanuel Lutheran Church in High Point, NC, guides us into Lent with her sermon based on Mark 1:9-15.