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The Rev. Dr. Kristin Adkins Whitesides

Kristin Whitesides: Set Free

Luke 13:10-17

11th Sunday after Pentecost - Year C

August 25, 2019

The Rev. Dr. Kristin Whitesides (CBF)

 

One of my earliest, most vivid memories is from a church gathering when I was very young. I was toddling through the sea of legs in the fellowship hall, looking for my father, who was the pastor. But, because I was very small, I was looking at people's shoes. I immediately ruled out the women in heels and pantyhose. But then I was left with a sea of men's trousers and almost identically nondescript pantlegs. Finally, I found the set of legs I had been looking for and grabbed onto my father, holding on for dear life, overwhelmed by the crowds pressing around us.

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The Rev. Dr. Rodney Petersen

Rodney Petersen: The Sabbath and Social Renewal

John 17:20-26

7th Sunday of Easter/Ascension - Year C

June 02, 2019

The Rev. Dr. Rodney Petersen (PCUSA)

 

Earlier in the year, a friend sent around an email reporting that a radio station, known for its conservative brand of Christianity, held a discussion of the Ten Commandments, of which it was said only nine are still valid. This led the talk show host to ask, "Well, which one is done?" "Oh," said the guest, "the fourth, about Sunday." This prompted another friend to say when he heard someone boast about not taking a day off. "And what other commandment are you proud of breaking?"

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The Rev. Dr. Ruth Hamilton (ELCA)

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The Rev. Keith Anderson Transcript

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When Freedom Becomes a Burden

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The Beginning of the End of the Beginning

The Rev. Canon Louis C. Schueddig (TEC)

As we celebrate 30 years of leadership of the Alliance for Christian Media, the Rev. Canon Louis "Skip" Schueddig invites us to accept God's invitation to an adventuresome pilgrimage, to a life lived for others.
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The Rev. Canon David Lovelace (TEC)

In this high-tech world, hearing Jesus' invitation to "come away and rest for a while" is very appealing. The Rev. Canon David Lovelace explains why that is so important and how we can experience more spiritual connectedness with ourselves, others, and the planet.
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Rest in Holy Time

The Rev. Duane Steele (ELCA)