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The Rev. Elaine Murray Dreeben

Elaine Dreeben: The Reign of Re-memberance

Luke 1:68-79; Luke 23:33-43

Reign of Christ - Year C

November 20, 2016

The Rev. Elaine Dreeben (PCUSA)


A parent's hope for their child is that he or she will find a place in the world, a place to belong. Sometimes we communicate that through expectations that our son or daughter will be this or that, marry a person who holds a particular set of values or achievements. When life is brought into the world, it comes with all kinds of spoken or unspoken expectations.

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Bishop Kenneth Carter

A Kingdom Not of This World

John 18:33-37

Reign of Christ - Year B

November 22, 2015

Bishop Kenneth Carter (UMC)

"My kingdom is not from this world." These are the words of Jesus, on the Sunday in the liturgical year that we mark as Christ the King, or the reign of God.

Jesus says, "My kingdom is not from this world."

I did not grow up in a church or a culture that marked time liturgically. We lived from Thanksgiving to Christmas to New Year's, or from the College Bowl games to March Madness to the opening day of baseball. In church we focused mostly on Jesus as our redeemer, with a bit of a break at Christmas.

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The Rev. Sue Haupert-Johnson Transcript

November 23, 2014

God Has Left the Building

The Rev. Sue Haupert-Johnson (UMC)

In her sermon for the Reign of Christ Sunday, the Rev. Sue Haupert-Johnson explores Ezekiel to find the powerful image of God as shepherd, who goes out to seek the lost, bind the injured, and strengthen the weak.
The Rev. Dr. Tripp Martin Transcript

November 25, 2012

Leaving Home

The Rev. Dr. Tripp Martin (CBF)

In his sermon for the Reign of Christ Sunday, the Rev. Dr. Tripp Martin offers a reflection of how our place shapes us--in light of Jesus' response to Pilate that his kingdom was not from here.