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The Rev. Dr. Greg DeLoach

Greg DeLoach: Seeing the World in a Whole New Light

Exodus 34:29-35; Luke 9:28-36

Transfiguration Sunday - Last Sunday after Epiphany - Year C

March 03, 2019

The Rev. Dr. Greg DeLoach (CBF)


Two powerful stories are before us today. There is this first story about Moses, who according to Jewish thought, is the greatest of all of God's prophets. Moses, the liberator. Moses, the sojourner. Moses, the one who could speak to God face to face, call him by name, and leave the mountain glowing because of the meeting. Like Jesus, in our gospel reading, Moses entered deeply into God's own life, God's own mystery and left the whole encounter shining.

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The Rev. Cuttino Alexander

Cuttino Alexander: The Happiest Place on Earth

Mark 9:2-9

Transfiguration Sunday - Year B

February 11, 2018

The Rev. Cuttino Alexander (ELCA)


Have you ever been to Disney World? Or Disneyland? There's a pretty good chance that you at least know somebody who has been there. And there's an even better chance that you've seen advertisements or photos from what they like to call the happiest place on earth. I went a couple times as a kid and once as an adult. And now, I've got a three-year old and he can't wait to go...maybe in the not-to-distant future. We'll just have to see about that.

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The Rev. Matt Rawle Transcript

February 26, 2017

Matt Rawle: Wibbly-Wobbly, Timey-Wimey Transfiguration

The Rev. Matt Rawle (UMC)

The Rev. Matt Rawle says that the Transfiguration may be about knowing what goodness really is: that goodness is the marriage between the mount of Transfiguration and the hill of Calvary--the tension of glory and suffering that is our faith.
The Rev. Dr. Leanne Van Dyk Transcript

February 07, 2016

A Glory Story

The Rev. Dr. Leanne Van Dyk (PCUSA)

The Transfiguration story is a pivot point in the gospel of Luke, as Jesus moves from his ministry in Galilee to his journey to Jerusalem and the cross, a pivot point in the plan of God for us and our salvation. Above all, Dr. Leanne Van Dyk says, it is a story of the glory of Jesus, the hope of the world.
The Rev. Talitha Arnold Transcript

February 15, 2015

Trust the Transfiguration

The Rev. Talitha Arnold (UCC)

As we celebrate the Transfiguration of Jesus, Talitha Arnold encourages us to be aware of the transfigurations that occur in our own lives through the grace of God.
The Rev. Barbara Brown Taylor Transcript

March 02, 2014

The Bright Cloud of Unknowing

The Rev. Barbara Brown Taylor (TEC)

In her sermon for Transfiguration Sunday, Barbara Brown Taylor encourages us not to decode the bright cloud of unknowing, as seen at the Transfiguration, but to enter into it, and listen for whatever God has to say to us.
The Rev. Brian L. Cole Transcript

March 04, 2012

Day-to-Day Glory

The Rev. Brian Cole (TEC)

In his message for the 2nd Sunday in Lent, the Rev. Canon Brian Cole explores the glory of God as revealed on the mount of Transfiguration.
The Rev. Dr. Mike Graves Transcript

February 19, 2012

A Different Kind of Dream

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

In his sermon for Transfiguration Sunday, Dr. Mike Graves unpacks the amazing and dreamlike experience on the Mount of Transfiguration, which points to the Resurrection to come.
The Rev. Dr. Timothy Smith Transcript

March 06, 2011

Don't Just Do Something--Sit There!

The Rev. Dr. Timothy Smith (ELCA)

The Rev. Dr. Tim Smith shares some lessons from Peter's response on the mount of Transfiguration (Matthew 17:1-9)--namely, that sometimes we need to stop DOING and start simply BEING.
The Rev. Dr. Robert Dunham Transcript

February 28, 2010

Always Another Climb

The Rev. Dr. Robert Dunham (PCUSA)

As we continue our journey through Lent, the Rev. Dr. Robert Dunham takes us up the mount of Transfiguration, and helps us deal with life's often arduous upward journey.