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The Rev. Susan Baller-Shepard

Susan Baller-Shepard: Now I Know

Jeremiah 1:4-10; Luke 4:21-30

4th Sunday after Epiphany - Year C

February 03, 2019

The Rev. Susan Baller-Shepard (PCUSA)


In 2008, after losing her parliamentary seat, Wangari Maathai urged tribal elders to help stop ethnic killings, following a disputed presidential election. This was a precarious season.

The text messages to her read like this:

"Because of your opposing the government at all times ... we have decided to look for your head very soon." 

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The Rev. Dr. Bill J. Leonard

Pursuing the Prophetic

John 1:29-42

2nd Sunday after Epiphany - Year A

January 16, 2011

The Rev. Dr. Bill Leonard (CBF)

John the Baptizer scares me, always has.  He is so prophetic, a formidable presence from the beginning, kicking to high heaven in his mama's belly when the pregnant virgin Mary comes to visit, celebrating the embryonic presence of cousin Jesus before either of them entered the world.  Indeed, John's mother, Elizabeth, says to Jesus' mother, Mary: "For as soon as I heard the sound of your greeting, the child in my womb leaped for joy." (Luke 1:44). John was prophetic even in utero.  

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

July 16, 2006

Ministry on the Move

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

The Rev. Dr. Ozzie E. Smith Jr., pastor of Covenant United Church of Christ in South Holland, Illinois, challenges us to reach out and express God's goodness in spite of the sometimes perilous consequences.