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The Very Rev. Dr. Michael Battle

Michael Battle: God's Kind of Apocalypse

Matthew 21:33-46

18th Sunday after Pentecost - Year A

October 08, 2017

The Very Rev. Dr. Michael Battle (TEC)


If you asked a Christian -- How does God change evil into good? -- you would probably get as many answers as you would the number of Christians asked. Even more complicated is that you would hear apocalyptic answers like God using (or allowing) violence to change evil into good. Some would even interpret today's parable that way.

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The Rev. Carol Howard Merritt

Carol Howard Merritt: "I Will Not Leave You Orphaned"

John 14:15-21

6th Sunday of Easter - Year A

May 21, 2017

The Rev. Carol Howard Merritt (PCUSA)


When my daughter was about five years old, we went browsing in a bookstore in D.C. when we realized that a writer named Daniel Handler was signing books. It took us a while to figure out that Daniel Handler was actually Lemony Snickets, a children's author known for his morbid humor. Lemony Snickets wrote A Series of Unfortunate Events, books about three siblings whose parents die. So, my daughter picked out a book and we stood in line. When I read the signature, Handler had inscribed in the book, "To a future orphan." I looked down at my beautiful, tiny daughter with the words in her hand and became horrified. It was such a terrible thought and such a true statement. Finally, I had to laugh.

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The Rev. Dr. Scott Black Johnston Transcript

September 13, 2015

Come Before Winter...

The Rev. Dr. Scott Black Johnston (PCUSA)

In his sermon this week, Dr. Scott Black Johnston unpacks Paul's second letter to Timothy, a poignant gem that reveals much about Paul and his relationship with Timothy and others: Paul was one who values his friends, who misses them keenly, and longs for their companionship--not unlike us.
The Rev. Dr. Wiley Stephens Transcript

March 23, 2014

Dropping the Mask We Hide Behind

The Rev. Dr. Wiley Stephens (UMC)

For the 3rd Sunday in lent, Dr. Wiley Stephens explores the encounter between Jesus and the Samaritan woman at the well, and helps us identify and remove the masks that keep others from knowing the real persons we are in God.
The Rev. Dr. Wiley Stephens Transcript

October 07, 2012

A Call to a Higher Standard

The Rev. Dr. Wiley Stephens (UMC)

The Rev. Dr. Wiley Stephens helps us grapple with Jesus' teaching on divorce in Mark 10:2-13, and encourages us not to hear Jesus' words as judgment and condemnation, but as a call to aim for a goal.
The Rev. Dr. Davis Chappell Transcript

June 17, 2012

Street Preaching

The Rev. Dr. Davis Chappell (UMC)

The Rev. Dr. Davis Chappell suggests that we can learn a lot about how we communicate the Good News in our culture by studying how the Apostle Paul spoke to the Athenians in ancient Greece about their "unknown god."
The Rev. Dr. Thomas Lane Butts Article

May 17, 2012

An Encouraging Word: "I Don't Mean To Criticize, But..,"

The Rev. Dr. Thomas Lane Butts (UMC)

Within our constellation of relationshiips we tend to be part of the problem or a part of the solution.

The Rev. Glenn Ethridge - Day1 Conversations with Peter Wallace

The Rev. Glenn Ethridge (UMC)

The Rev. Glenn Ethridge, senior pastor of Oak Grove United Methodist in Decatur Georgia, sits down with Peter Wallace to discuss the challenges and blessings of a community of faith, reaching out to the youth of a congregation and a host of other topics. Join us for a thoughtful conversation on Faith.
The Rev. Dr. William H. Willimon Transcript

October 24, 2010

Why Jesus? Part 4: Jesus the Home Wrecker

The Rev. Dr. William H. Willimon (UMC)

In the concluding part to his challenging series, Why Jesus? based on his new book, Bishop William H. Willimon explores Jesus' often perplexing teaching on the family--and reveals the larger and more demanding family he calls us into.
The Rev. Dr. Royeese Stowe Transcript

April 25, 2010

There Is Something About That Name

The Rev. Dr. Royeese Stowe (UMC)

The Rev. Dr. Royeese Stowe explores the nature of our relationships, particularly our relationship to Jesus as his sheep as described in John 10.