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The Rev. Dr. Anna Carter Florence

The Girls in the Reeds

Exodus 1:8-14, 22; 2:1-10

12th Sunday after Pentecost - Year A

January 31, 2016

The Rev. Dr. Anna Carter Florence (PCUSA)

What a perfect story. Pharaoh makes chaos, mother makes ark. Princess finds baby, sister brokers deal. Baby saved, Pharaoh foiled. A perfect story, and great roles for girls, I might add. Not quite "The Bible meets Frozen," but almost. So before we get into it, I want you to notice two things. The first is that the main characters are young people and their parents aren't around. That's important, because this is a story about what happens when the young people are in charge. The second is that without this story, without these two girls in the reeds, there is no Moses. There is no Exodus. There is no liberation for the people of God, and there won't be unless the parents get off the stage, and the young people set things in motion.

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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

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The Rev. John Gunn (other)

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