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The Rev. Dr. Beth LaRocca-Pitts

The Cloud and the Sea

1 Corinthians 10:1-13

3rd Sunday in Lent - Year C

February 28, 2016

The Rev. Dr. Beth LaRocca-Pitts (UMC)

When I first saw today's passage, I had to look at it again and again and again, because I had a strange sensation about this text that I rarely get about a biblical passage anymore. I had the sensation that I had never seen this passage before. I know I have read it before because I have read all of Corinthians several times, but something about the imagery Paul uses here was very odd for me. It sounded strange--more mystical than Paul usually sounds.

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The Rev. Richard Goeres

Speaking the Truth in Love

Mark 7:1-8, 14-15, 21-23

14th Sunday after Pentecost - Year B

August 30, 2015

The Rev. Richard Goeres (ELCA)

"Well, it's like you said--the good news is that we're all sinners, right?"

My friend's active listening skills provided just the mirror I needed to realize that my own feeble witness to the Gospel had landed a bit askew.

We had been talking about black and white race relations in America, a couple of young white clergy grabbing a quick dinner before heading to a local gathering called, "Doing our own work: white people working to end racism."

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The Rev. John Gunn

Demon of Noonday

The Rev. John Gunn (other)

The Rev. John R. Gunn comments, "Life's noonday is the most perilous period of life, as the story is intended to show. The demon of noonday - his name is legion, animalism, materialism, cynicism, pessimism. How furiously these demons sometimes attack men and women in the midday of life."

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September 04, 2011

To Build a Community of Grace

The Rev. Richard Aguilar (TEC)

In his meditation on Jesus' teaching about handling problems in the church, the Rev. Richard Aguilar helps us grasp what it means to become and build a community of grace as disciples of Christ.
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March 20, 2011

Salvation by Faith

The Rev. Dr. David Sapp (CBF)

What does it mean to be "born from above"? The Rev. Dr. David Sapp digs deeply into Nicodemus' encounter with Jesus in John 3:16--and Christ's invitation to new life.
The Rev. John Gunn

Gilded Sin

The Rev. John Gunn (other)

The Rev. John R. Gunn writes, "Every real thing in life has its counterfeit and so it is easy for us to be deceived and misled." This episode of Be Still and Know addresses guilded sin.

The Rev. John Gunn

True Prayer

The Rev. John Gunn (other)

This episode of Be Still and Know asks, "Can a man's prayer may become sin?" "Many things can turn prayer into sin", writes columnist John R. Gunn. "There is no question, but that many prayers are altogether in vain."

The Rev. John Gunn

Little Sins

The Rev. John Gunn (other)

This episode of Be Still And Know is based upon the little foxes from Solomon's Song of Songs. In speaking of little sins that grow into big sins, The Rev. John R Gunn writes, "Character is a very tender, delicate thing. It needs to be protected against every evil, even the smallest evil."

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When a Sinner Repents

The Rev. John Gunn (other)

In this Facing Life article based on Luke 15:10, The Rev. John R. Gunn writes about taking pride in repentance. "Be ashamed of your sins, but do not be ashamed to repent of them and confess them. It is the only way back to self-respect, the only way back to God and the better life."
The Rev. Gary Manning Transcript

October 25, 2009

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The Rev. Gary Manning (TEC)

The Rev. Gary Manning, recipient of Virginia Theological Seminary's 2009 John Hines Preaching Award, reflects on God's unmitigated, unmerited, and unrelenting grace--and what it compels us to do in the world.