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The Very Rev. Dr. Christoph Keller III

Christoph Keller III: Water into Wine

John 2:1-11

2nd Sunday after Epiphany - Year C

January 20, 2019

The Rev. Dr. Christoph Keller, III (TEC)


Inside, in church, today is the Second Sunday after the Epiphany. Outside across America, this is a weekend for honoring Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. Inside, we listen to Isaiah: For Zion's sake I will not keep silent, and for Jerusalem's sake I will not rest, until her vindication shines out like the dawn. (Isaiah 62:1) Outside, we listen to King, who for his people's sake would not keep silent, and for his country's sake was restless to the end. Inside, we reckon with Israel, the ancient people who struggled with their high call. Outside, it's our turn to do the same.

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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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