4th Sunday in Lent - Year B
March 18, 2012
The Rev. Dr. David Lose
I have a confession to make: I don't much care for today's gospel reading; in fact, deep down, sometimes I don't like it at all.
Now, I know, I know--by saying this, I'm rejecting the world's favorite Bible verse. You know, John 3:16, the verse translated into more languages than any other piece of literature; the verse millions of children memorize before any other; the verse those silly people at all the major sporting events hold up on their big yellow cards. You know, John 3:16: "For God so loved the world that he gave his only Son, so that everyone who believes in him may not perish but have eternal life."
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Reign of Christ - 23rd Sunday after Pentecost - Year A
November 20, 2011
Like me, like his older brother Jake, my son Chandler is a huge fan of the late Douglas Adams' The Hitchhikers' Guide to the Universe, a comic science fiction novel about the end of the world, other intelligent life in the universe, and ultimate answers, and a few weeks ago we were listening to Stephen Fry read the chapters where the book actually provides-thanks to the universe's most powerful computer, Deep Thought-the Answer to The Ultimate Question of Life, the Universe, and Everything.
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The Rev. Dr. William H. Willimon
Hosts Daniel Pawlus and Lydia Talbot in conversation with William Willimon, who says the Bible gives the poor the dignity of being special objects of concern, and the rich, Jesus says, have special responsibilities because of the gifts they've enjoyed.
The Rev. Dr. Otis Moss, III
Otis Moss III, Pastor of Trinity United Church of Christ in Chicago, tells an African folk tale about the people who could fly to show how we are called to ensure that those who are marginalized have a word in their spirit that will allow them to soar.
April 05, 2009
The Rev. Dr. Scott Black Johnston
The Rev. Dr. Scott Black Johnston, senior pastor of Fifth Avenue Presbyterian Church in New York, NY, offers insight into the meaning of Palm Sunday and the world-changing week that followed it.
February 15, 2009
Sarah Winsett Wiles
Sarah Winsett Wiles, a graduate of Union Theological Seminary, is the 2008 recipient of the David H. C. Read Preacher/Scholar Award given by Madison Avenue Presbyterian Church in New York, NY. In this sermon, she explores a troubling account in Matthew 2:13-18, in which Mary and Joseph escape Herod's murder spree, and shares insights on dealing with suffering in life--personally and globally.