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The Rev. William Carter

Bill Carter: Mourning to Morning

Psalm 30

3rd Sunday of Easter - Year C

May 05, 2019

The Rev. William Carter (PCUSA)


Her living room was filled with shadows. The shades were pulled, the curtains were drawn, and no light had entered the room, even though the sun was shining outdoors. There was a solitary lamp on the table with the dim glow of a forty-watt bulb. It's the only light in a room filled with shadows. She looked up and said, "When will I feel better?"

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The Rev. Dr. Stephen H. Cook

Stephen Cook: Wilderness Time

Matthew 4:1-11

1st Sunday in Lent - Year A

March 05, 2017

The Rev. Dr. Stephen Cook (CBF)


Once when I was pastor of a church between youth ministers, I stepped in to lead the young people in that interim season. We were getting close to Easter, and I announced one Sunday night that I had a surprise for them. We were going on a field trip. We loaded the church van and took off.

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The Rev. Dr. Larry Goodpaster Transcript

October 16, 2016

Bishop Larry Goodpaster: Unleashing the Power of Prayer

The Rev. Dr. Larry Goodpaster (UMC)

Bishop Larry Goodpaster offers three thoughts to take from Jesus' parable in Luke 18 to help us unleash the power of prayer for living faithfully: First, prayer is believing that God will act. Second, we must be persistent in our praying. And third, we must trust that the power of love and compassion, of God’s justice and mercy, will ultimately prevail.
The Rev. Dr. Tim Boggess Transcript

August 16, 2015

Skills and Gills

The Rev. Dr. Timothy T. Boggess (PCUSA)

King Solomon finds himself way in over his head and seeks help from God. As Dr. Tim Boggess explains in this week's sermon, when we realize all that we cannot do, we are in a perfect position to discover all that God can do.
The Rev. Nancy Christensen Transcript

May 17, 2015

Jesus' PDAs for Us

The Rev. Nancy Christensen (ELCA)

In her sermon, Pastor Nancy Christensen says, "By allowing ourselves to communicate freely as Jesus does, we find that the depth of relationship--so evident between Father and Son--is not beyond our grasp. It is a relationship that only our own boundaries and our own barriers can ever prevent."
The Rev. Dr. James Lamkin Transcript

February 08, 2015

When Life Comes At You

The Rev. Dr. James Lamkin (CBF)

Mark describes a hectic itinerary for Jesus, and Dr. James Lamkin says we can all relate to the busy-ness of it. But Jesus carves out time alone with God in the midst of a crazy schedule of activities. We too must keep a balance between contemplation and action, as Jesus did.
The Rev. Joe Evans Transcript

July 27, 2014

We Do Not Know How to Pray

The Rev. Joseph Evans (PCUSA)

The Rev. Joe Evans explores Paul's teaching in Romans 8 and encourages us to consider prayer as the act of giving up on our will and trusting in God's, of relinquishing our limited power while placing all our hope in God's ultimate power.
The Rev. Beth Birkholz Transcript

July 28, 2013

Do It Yourself

The Rev. Beth Birkholz (ELCA)

The Rev. Beth Birkholz guides us through the prayer Jesus taught his disciples in Luke 11:1-13, and encourages us to follow his example in prayer.
The Rev. Thomas L. Brackett Transcript

May 20, 2012

This Prayer That Won't Let Me Go

The Rev. Thomas Brackett (TEC)

The Rev. Tom Brackett reflects on Jesus' prayer for his disciples in John 17, and what he gleans from it regarding the work of Christ in the world today through the church.
The Rev. John Gunn

God's Guidance

The Rev. John Gunn (other)

The Rev John R. Gunn writes, "God has given each one of us a heart, which can pick up the beam of His guidance, if we keep tuned to Him. If we listen to the sound of His voice, we can fly our plane of life safely and not get lost amid the storms and fogs of the world, but there are certain factors which may cause us to lose His voice."