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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

Matt Rawle: Wibbly-Wobbly, Timey-Wimey Transfiguration

Luke 9:28-36

Transfiguration Sunday - Year A

February 26, 2017

The Rev. Matt Rawle (UMC)


Today is the concluding Sunday for the season of Epiphany, a season in which we marvel at God's magnificence being revealed through Christ in the power of the Holy Spirit. The Christian year begins with a poignant waiting for the Christ child; and when the child is born, our first response is to stand in awe of God's amazing and abundant love for us and for all of creation. Soon we will do the difficult work of looking at our own soul, discovering what we need to give up or maybe what we need to take on in order to prepare ourselves for Christ's sacrifice and resurrection during the season of Lent and Easter. But today on Transfiguration Sunday, we simply stand in awe of God being God.

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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.
The Rt. Rev. Charles F. Duvall Transcript

February 18, 2007

Seeing Things in a New Light

The Rt. Rev. Charles F. Duvall (TEC)

The Rt. Rev. Charles Duvall reminds us of the experience on the Mount of Transfiguration that revealed Jesus shining with the light of God and made clear that Jesus is God. God is involved in human life. Human life is precious in God's sight.