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The Rev. Dr. Scott Black Johnston

Scott Black Johnston: Christmas at John's House

John 1:1-5

4th Sunday of Advent - Special Series

December 23, 2018

The Rev. Dr. Scott Black Johnston (PCUSA)


The four Christian gospels - Matthew, Mark, Luke and John - each have a unique approach to Christmas. Each author introduces Jesus to the world in a distinctive way. Each has a special story to tell - a perspective to share - a hope to offer.

To partake of this hope, Day1 has been visiting the homes of the gospel writers this Advent. We have peeked in frosted windows to see how they have decorated their living rooms. We have noted who sits at their dinner tables. We have asked each of them: "Why do you think this moment in history is significant - is holy?"

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The Very Rev. Samuel G. Candler

Sam Candler: The Tomb Is a Tunnel

John 20:1-18

Easter Day - Year A

April 16, 2017

The Very Rev. Samuel G. Candler (TEC)


Alleluia! Christ is risen!

The Lord is risen indeed!



Have any of you ever been in a tunnel?

Last year, I was trekking through several tunnels. I was with a group of fifteen hearty souls on a spiritual pilgrimage to Israel and Jerusalem. A special feature of that pilgrimage was tunnels. We walked in a lot of tunnels, tunnels that had served as water supplies, escape routes, and attack routes -- but also tunnels that were modern archeological digs.

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