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The Rev. Billy Honor

How to Handle a Scandal

John 20:19-31

2nd Sunday of Easter - Year A

April 27, 2014

The Rev. Billy Honor (PCUSA)

It seems like we live in an age of scandals. Sometime it seems like every other day we are confronted on the TV or in the media with some public scandal. In the United States our public conversation is often filled with celebrity gossip about who is going into who or who's coming out of rehab, which celebrities are sleeping with other celebrities, and so on. If that weren't enough, we hear stories about our elected officials and their private affairs, which also lead to conversations of more scandal. And if the rush of real life political and celebrity scandal is not enough for us, many of us turn to the soaps and tune into sitcom television to get even more scandalous fictional drama. 

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The Rev. Dr. W. Mark Ralls

Fire and Soap

Malachi 3:1-4

August 11, 2013

The Rev. Dr. Mark Ralls (UMC)

 

Authentic worship includes both adoration and confession.  We adore who God is; we confess that we are not all we could be.  And so we hope that God will use our worship--at least in part--for our benefit.  And over time--Sunday after Sunday, liturgical year by year-we might discover our true selves, the pure and pristine essence of the persons we really are.

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The Rev. Dr. Joanna Adams (PCUSA)

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