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The Rev. Emily C. Heath

Resurrection Phobia

Luke 7:11-17

3rd Sunday after Pentecost - Year C

June 05, 2016

The Rev. Emily Heath (UCC)

About two years ago I moved to New Hampshire. I had always known about the New Hampshire primaries, but I had no idea what it felt like to actually live through them. 2016 has changed that for me. 

My study at the church looks out on the parking lot of the neighboring town hall. It's a favorite for presidential candidates who want to get a shot of themselves speaking to a crowd adorned in red, white, and blue. And all throughout January, candidate after candidate pulled up with their entourage and news trucks in tow.

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The Rev. Dr. Stephen R. Montgomery

It's Touching Time

Luke 24:36-48

3rd Sunday of Easter - Year B

April 19, 2015

The Rev. Dr. Stephen Montgomery (PCUSA)


A number of years ago I knew a young woman who was looking for a church in which to get married. She nearly drove her fiancée and her mother crazy, scouting out just about every sanctuary in the city, looking for just the right one...the one with the prettiest stained glass windows, the one with just the right length of the center aisle, the one most accessible to the interstates and hotels, and so forth.

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The Rev. Marek Zabriskie Transcript

April 20, 2014

God Reached Out

The Rev. Marek Zabriskie (TEC)

Easter faith is about reaching out. No small acts of service will solve the unspeakable problems that besiege our world. But that’s not how Christians view it. Every dollar, every kind word, every deed and act of Christian love is part of the great cosmic drama inspired by God’s reaching out to us when Jesus rose from the grave.
The Rev. Dr. William L. Self Transcript

March 31, 2013

While It Was Still Dark

The Rev. Dr. William L. Self (CBF)

As we celebrate the Resurrection of the Lord, Dr. Bill Self takes us back to the empty tomb and explores the scene through the eyes of Mary Magdalene.
The Rev. William Carter Transcript

April 08, 2012

Easter Dinner

The Rev. William Carter (PCUSA)

As we celebrate Easter, the Rev. Bill Carter takes us back to the glorious feast of Isaiah 25:6-9, when God swallows death--which is the astonishing claim of Easter itself.
The Rev. Dr. Mike Graves Transcript

February 19, 2012

A Different Kind of Dream

The Rev. Dr. Mike Graves (CC(DC))

In his sermon for Transfiguration Sunday, Dr. Mike Graves unpacks the amazing and dreamlike experience on the Mount of Transfiguration, which points to the Resurrection to come.
The Rev. Stephen McKinney-Whitaker Transcript

October 02, 2011

How Do We Get to Holy?

The Rev. Stephen McKinney-Whitaker (PCUSA)

In light of Paul's teaching in Philippians, the Rev. Stephen McKinney-Whitaker explores the question, how do we get to holy? And discovers we may already be there.
The Rev. Pam Driesell Transcript

April 24, 2011

Beyond Bunnies and Jelly Beans

The Rev. Pam Driesell (PCUSA)

In her Easter message based on John 20, the Rev. Pam Driesell says, "Easter is not a promise that your business or family or the church or the world will be 'like it used to be,' or even that your pulse will go on beating forever. It is a promise that the power that gave you a pulse will never, ever abandon you."
The Rev. Dr. Wiley Stephens Transcript

April 10, 2011

The Road to Easter Runs Through a Cemetery

The Rev. Dr. Wiley Stephens (UMC)

The story of Jesus' raising of his friend Lazarus from death (John 11) illustrates that what appears to be an ending can in fact be a beginning--a truth that can give us hope amidst our grief.
The Rev. Susan Sparks Transcript

April 04, 2010

Resurrection Biscuits

The Rev. Susan Sparks (ABCUSA)

As we celebrate Easter, the Rev. Susan Sparks reminds us that life without the resurrection of Christ can be heavy and flat--it's the missing key ingredient many of us are missing.