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The Rev. Dr. Tripp Martin

Tripp Martin: A Pin Drop

Psalm 78:1-7

23rd Sunday after Pentecost - Year A

November 12, 2017

The Rev. Dr. Tripp Martin (CBF)


As a boy, I remember opening a brand-new pair of "walkie talkies," and after getting several double AA batteries, my brother and I ran immediately to opposite sides of the house. One of us found a door to hide behind, and the other ducked down behind a chair. We turned on the "walkie talkies," imagining we were on some sort of secret mission to save the world.

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Jessica Christy

Jessica Christy: "But They Covered Their Ears"

Acts 7:55-60

5th Sunday of Easter - Year A

May 14, 2017

Jessica Christy (ELCA)


Grace and peace to you in the name of our Lord and Savior, Jesus Christ. 

It's such a joy and a privilege to be here with you on Day1 Radio because I'm a big fan of radio broadcasts myself.  And one show that has particularly been enriching my life lately is National Public Radio's IndivisibleIndivisible a national call-in show that's trying to take stock of people's hopes and fears for this country in the first hundred days of the new presidential administration.  One of the show's goals is to try to find ways for people with different political views to just talk to each other again after an ugly election.  The conversations often demonstrate how difficult that goal is. In one episode, the host invited people to call in with a question that they wanted to ask someone on the other side of the aisle -- republicans with a question for democrats, democrats with a question for republicans.  But this wasn't supposed to be the kind of accusing question that we normally hurl at each other when we get to talking politics.  The host framed this as an opportunity to ask a genuine question, an open-minded question.  Something you could ask another person in good faith, and which they could actually answer.  A good question was about giving yourself a chance to listen, not about giving yourself a chance to speak.

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