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The Rev. Bradley Schmeling

Getting to the Other Side

Luke 3:1-6

2nd Sunday of Advent - Year C

December 06, 2015

The Rev. Bradley Schmeling (ELCA)

Several years ago, I travelled to Northern Island with a group studying conflict resolution. We spent most of the time talking with leaders who worked on understanding the conflict between Protestants and Catholics. We wandered through neighborhoods in Belfast, which were still clearly divided between those historic and bitter rivals.

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The Rev. Dr. Ozzie E. Smith, Jr.

Wake Up and Believe!

1 Thessalonians 5:1-11

23rd Sunday after Pentecost - Year A

November 16, 2014

The Rev. Dr. Ozzie E. Smith, Jr. (UCC)

In the movie School Daze, at the end of it the cast looks out at the audience and says, "Wake up!" I remember when watching that movie a gentleman behind me said, "I'm tellin' ya, 'cause I slept through the whole movie!" That remark caused me to think of what that moviegoer missed while asleep during the movie and the message. That movie dealt with the divisive issue of light and dark skin among African-American Greek organizations on a college campus.

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The Rev. R. Scott Colglazier (other)

What does it mean when Peter says Jesus is the "Christ"? The Rev. Scott Colglazier takes a refreshing approach to understanding the title, explaining that it names the divine power released into the world through Jesus' life. Knowing Christ as creative, transforming energy is a gift we receive, and a gift we are called to share.
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The Rev. Chris Thomas (CBF)

In his sermon on Jesus' teachings in Matthew 5:13-20, the Rev. Chris Thomas explores what it means to be Jesus' disciples in this world.
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The Very Rev. Samuel G. Candler (TEC)

This Sunday is the Super Bowl, Groundhog Day, and the Presentation of the Lord, celebrating the coming of the Light of Christ into the world. The Very Rev. Sam Candler explains how we can shine his light as his followers today.
The Rev. Peter Panagore Transcript

May 12, 2013


The Rev. Peter Panagore (UCC)

The Rev. Peter Panagore unpacks Jesus' very moving prayer in John 17, and points out that Jesus prays intimately not only for his disciples in the upper room, but for all who believe in him, that they may be one in unity.
The Rev. Dr. John Philip Newell Transcript

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The Light Within All Life

The Rev. Dr. John Philip Newell (other)

In his sermon for Epiphany Sunday, the Rev. Dr. John Philip Newell explores the visit of the Magi to the Christ child, and reveals that the truth of Epiphany is that we are loved, we are part of the beautiful light of God, called to shine for the healing of the world.
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January 02, 2011

Feel the Buzz

The Rev. Wendy Porter Cade (TEC)

The Rev. Wendy Porter Cade explores the coming of Christ into the world as described in John 1, with a light that penetrates all that has ever been dark--the Light that saves us, shows us the way home, and brings us out of death into life.
The Rev. John Gunn Article

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Visions of the Night

The Rev. John Gunn (other)

In this Facing Life article based on Job 4:13, The Rev. John R. Gunn considers the often concealed path we must follow in the darker times of our lives. He writes, "In God's Word there are promises and eternal truths that shine out in their full-orbed glory only on the brow of some night of disappointment, misfortune and sorrow."


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The Rev. Debra Metzgar Shew (TEC)

In today's sermon, hear how the places of darkness and sincerity in your life can become instead, places of new life and light. First of a two-part segment. Discussion and Reflection follow the sermon excepts.