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The Very Rev. Kate Moorehead

Kate Moorehead: Peace--I Got This

John 20:19-31

2nd Sunday of Easter - Year B

April 08, 2018

The Very Rev. Kate Moorehead (TEC)

 

John the Evangelist, the writer of the gospel, begins the story today with these words...It was on that day.

You know, THAT day. Do you have a THAT day? The day that comes to mind when you think of the day that changed the course of your life. Maybe it's your wedding day. Your graduation day. The day you saw the love of your life across the room. The day you realized you were miserable in your job and decided to make a change. You know, THAT day. The day that changed everything. It was THAT day.

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The Rev. B. J. Hutto

B.J. Hutto: On Being Philip

John 12:20-36

5th Sunday in Lent - Year B

March 18, 2018

The Rev. B. J. Hutto (ABCUSA)

 

Today we need to start out by talking about Philip. Not Philip the Apostle - we'll get to him in a minute - but that great conquering hero, Philip of Macedon. When he was made king in the 4th century B. C., Philip took the beleaguered and bedraggled Macedonians, and he carved an empire for them out of the Greek world that his son, Alexander the Great, would expand east and west from India to Egypt. Philip and Alexander created the imperial footprint on which the Romans would later build their own empire. Philip and Alexander created the Hellenistic world - the Greek world - that Jesus was born into. Philip and Alexander were conquering heroes - they were people who redeemed the world for their followers - and so it's no wonder that in the centuries after they ruled, people and places would be given their names. This is why Paul wrote one of his letters to a group of Christians known as Philippians. This is why Jesus could travel to a region of Galilee known as Caesarea Philippi.[i] This is why, to arrive at today's text, there were people in Israel who bore that unmistakably Greek name, "Philip."

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The Rev. Robert Chase (other)

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The Rev. Dr. John Philip Newell (other)

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