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The Rev. Sarah Condon

Sarah Condon: Our Low Meets His High

Luke 24:13-25

3rd Sunday of Easter - Year A

April 30, 2017

The Rev. Sarah Condon (TEC)

 

This Gospel lesson from St. Luke can feel like a failed trial run for Christian witness. The disciples encounter Undercover Jesus on the road to Emmaus. And when he asks them what they are discussing, they tell Jesus about himself. Only, it's not exactly the testimony our Risen Lord was hoping for.

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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. Marek Zabriskie (TEC)

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

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The Rev. William Carter (PCUSA)

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

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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.
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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."
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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.