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The Rev. Charles L. Fischer III

Suffering to Hope

Romans 5:1-5

Trinity Sunday - Year C

May 22, 2016

The Rev. Charles Fischer, III (TEC)


I remember the first time that I saw G.F. Watts' painting entitled HOPE. The image of the woman sitting upon a globe, blindfolded, with an instrument in her arms that appeared to have lost all of its strings but one. The painting may have been known within art circles; but for many people, including myself, we were introduced to this late 19th-century image in 2008 when then Senator Barack Obama explained the title of his second book, Audacity of Hope.

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The Rev. Sarah Jackson Shelton

Is the Lord with Us or Not?

Exodus 17:1-7

16th Sunday after Pentecost - Year A

September 28, 2014

The Rev. Sarah Jackson Shelton (CBF)

It had been a particularly long day, and I was anxious to get home to put on sweat pants and enjoy a quiet dinner with my family. Our son, David, was only three years old, and he attended the preschool in the basement of the church where I was working. I walked down three long flights of steps and added his bags, artwork, and daily report to my already full briefcase. Juggling these things, I finally got him settled in his car seat for the trip home. 

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The Rev. Dr. Karoline Lewis (ELCA)

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It's Coming

The Rev. Joseph Evans (PCUSA)

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The Rev. Pam Driesell (PCUSA)

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The Rev. Dr. Wiley Stephens (UMC)

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The Rev. Dr. William H. Willimon (UMC)

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