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The Rev. Scott Hoezee

Scott Hoezee: All Righteousness, All the Time

Matthew 5:13-20

5th Sunday after Epiphany - Year A

February 05, 2017

The Rev. Scott Hoezee (other)


Picture in your mind a freckle-faced, redheaded young boy named Joey. Joey is all of about 8 years old and has been taking piano lessons for about a year. Joey has gotten reasonably proficient at plinking out "Twinkle, Twinkle, Little Star" and is slowly moving on to slightly more challenging pieces. His hope is that one day he will be a reasonably decent piano player--someone who can accompany a Christmas carol sing-a-long over the holidays or maybe learn to play some favorite movie songs from Harry Potter or something. So, imagine Joey's reaction if one day his piano teacher sat him down on the piano bench, looked Joey straight in the eye and said, "Joey, unless your ability to play the most challenging Chopin Etudes exceeds that of Vladimir Horowitz, the greatest pianist of all time, then there really is no sense in your playing the piano at all."

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The Rev. Dr. J. Bennett Guess

Written Within You

Jeremiah 31:31-34

5th Sunday in Lent - Year B

March 22, 2015

The Rev. Dr. J. Bennett Guess (UCC)

It's been many years ago now, but I still remember the scene: Just a few days before I was to start my first-year classes at Vanderbilt Divinity School, my sister and I were riding in the car together, somewhere in rural, far-western Kentucky; and she said to me, in her characteristically blunt way, "Now, when you go to seminary, I want you to figure out all this God stuff and then tell me what you believe, and I'll believe that too."

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The Rev. Canon Louis C. Schueddig, D.D. Transcript

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The Beginning of the End of the Beginning

The Rev. Canon Louis C. Schueddig (TEC)

As we celebrate 30 years of leadership of the Alliance for Christian Media, the Rev. Canon Louis "Skip" Schueddig invites us to accept God's invitation to an adventuresome pilgrimage, to a life lived for others.