Topic Features About Justice
Reign of Christ - Year A
November 23, 2014
The Rev. Sue Haupert-Johnson
It's Reign of Christ Sunday, Christ the King Sunday, the last Sunday of the Christian year. Today we reflect back upon the mighty acts of God proclaimed every Sunday of this year. We celebrate that, because Christ emptied himself of the authority of God and humbled himself to the point of death on a cross, God has highly exalted him and given him the name that is above every name. Therefore every knee in heaven and on earth and under the earth should bow to him. (Philippians 2:6-10) He is King of Kings and Lord of Lords. (Revelation 19:16)
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Transfiguration Sunday - Year C
February 10, 2013
The Rev. Robert Chase
"I have been to the mountaintop," said Dr. King, and even people who live in low-lying seacoast towns know what he was referring to. The image of the mountaintop runs through Scripture as that place where the human experience touches the Divine, that symbolic place where God is present and mere mortals can catch a glimpse of ultimate truth. And so we fondly recall those mountaintop experiences that happen on retreat or at church camp, upon some extraordinary accomplishment or in some exotic destination--where the cares of this world seem to recede and we are better able to understand who we are and why we are here on this planet. What were your mountaintop experiences? What insights did you gain? How did those moments change your life?
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Other Recent Content About Justice
January 20, 2013
The Rev. Dr. Jacqueline Lewis
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.
September 23, 2012
The Rev. Dr. Barbara K. Lundblad
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.
August 28, 2011
The Rev. Peter Marty
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.
April 17, 2011
The Rev. Pam Driesell
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.
February 20, 2011
The Rev. Paul Brandeis Raushenbush
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.
January 16, 2011
The Rev. Dr. Bill Leonard
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.
November 28, 2010
The Rev. Dr. Stephen Montgomery
The Rev. Dr. Stephen Montgomery leads us into the new church year by exploring the promises of God to a fearful Israel in Isaiah 2--promises whose fulfillment may be "closer than you think."
May 16, 2010
The Rev. Dr. Anna Carter Florence
The Rev. Dr. Anna Carter Florence takes a hard look at rituals--how they help us reflect on our faith and encourage us to do good... as well as how they can outlive their usefulness and cause more harm than good.