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The Rev. Dr. David Gushee

David Gushee: Justice Denied--Except from the God of Love

Psalm 22:25-31

5th Sunday of Easter - Year B

April 29, 2018

The Rev. Dr. David Gushee (CBF)


In the story of the Ethiopian eunuch, we meet a man who occupied a post of high authority in Ethiopia, but who, on account of his status as a eunuch, could not have worshipped in the Jewish Temple or become a part of the Jewish community even if he wanted to with his whole heart. This was a man who knew something about humiliation, and so it is no coincidence that he was drawn to Isaiah 53 and its amazing depiction of a suffering servant who brings redemption - quoting, "in his humiliation justice was denied him" but also, "the righteous one, my servant, shall make many righteous."

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The Rev. Dr. Tripp Martin

Tripp Martin: A Pin Drop

Psalm 78:1-7

23rd Sunday after Pentecost - Year A

November 12, 2017

The Rev. Dr. Tripp Martin (CBF)


As a boy, I remember opening a brand-new pair of "walkie talkies," and after getting several double AA batteries, my brother and I ran immediately to opposite sides of the house. One of us found a door to hide behind, and the other ducked down behind a chair. We turned on the "walkie talkies," imagining we were on some sort of secret mission to save the world.

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The Rev. Sue Haupert-Johnson Transcript

November 23, 2014

God Has Left the Building

The Rev. Sue Haupert-Johnson (UMC)

In her sermon for the Reign of Christ Sunday, the Rev. Sue Haupert-Johnson explores Ezekiel to find the powerful image of God as shepherd, who goes out to seek the lost, bind the injured, and strengthen the weak.
The Rev. Robert Chase Transcript

February 10, 2013

Mountaintops and Intersections

The Rev. Robert Chase (other)

The Rev. Robert Chase explores the story of the Transfiguration of Jesus (Luke 9:28-36), and offers insight on how to live on the mountaintop and in the valleys of life.
The Rev. Dr. Jacqueline Lewis Transcript

January 20, 2013

The Fountain of Life

The Rev. Dr. Jacqueline Lewis (other)

In this moving sermon based on Psalm 36, the Rev. Dr. Jacqueline Lewis calls us to follow the example of the Rev. Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr., and boldly proclaim God's justice for lost people who need hope.
The Rev. Dr. Barbara K. Lundblad Transcript

September 23, 2012

A Hopeful Fanatic

The Rev. Dr. Barbara K. Lundblad (ELCA)

The Rev. Dr. Barbara Lundblad examines Jesus' teaching in Mark 9 that his disciples are to act as children, revealing that Jesus was a hopeless fanatic about opening up the kingdom of God to those who are ignored or denigrated.
The Rev. Peter W. Marty Transcript

August 28, 2011

Trusting God to Settle Scores

The Rev. Peter Marty (ELCA)

In Paul's to-do list for Christians in community, he urges us to live peaceably. In order to do that, we must turn over our feelings of revenge to God and live in harmony.
The Rev. Pam Driesell Transcript

April 17, 2011

The Whole Story

The Rev. Pam Driesell (PCUSA)

The Rev. Pam Driesell explores Paul's hymn to Christ's humility (Phil 2:5-11). "The mind of Christ was not to seek suffering for suffering's sake. It was not to accept injustice as a passive bystander. It was not to turn a blind eye to victims of disaster, disease, or oppression. It was to take up the suffering that would lead to new life.
The Rev. Paul Brandeis Raushenbush Transcript

February 20, 2011

The Sin of Ignorance

The Rev. Paul Brandeis Raushenbush (ABCUSA)

The Rev. Paul Raushenbush peels through the layers of one of Jesus' most dramatic parables--the rich man and Lazarus (Luke 16)--and reveals some surprising lessons for us today.
The Rev. Dr. Bill J. Leonard Transcript

January 16, 2011

Pursuing the Prophetic

The Rev. Dr. Bill Leonard (CBF)

The Rev. Dr. Bill Leonard examines the prophet John the Baptist, who boldly described Jesus as the Lamb of God (John 1:29-42). Prophets like John help us get our bearings in the world--and call us to respond in faith.