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The Rev. Maxwell Grant

Maxwell Grant: "Precarious Wisdom"

1 Kings 2:10-12; 3:3-14

13th Sunday after Pentecost - Year B

August 19, 2018

The Rev. Maxwell Grant (UCC)


Let me begin by admitting that it's a little bit of a tall order for a preacher to try saying something new about "wisdom."

There's a certain school of thought that says, if it's new, well then by definition, it can't be wisdom. Wisdom is timeless - the very opposite of new. It isn't simply that wisdom "offers perspective," wisdom is perspective. It's an animating power in its own right. It's not a particular set of facts - if you just learn this or that, well then there you go: you've got wisdom. Wisdom is more like a way of knowing.

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The Rev. Dr. David Sapp

He Gets Me!

John 4:5-42

3rd Sunday in Lent - Year A

March 27, 2011

The Rev. Dr. David Sapp (CBF)

She came to my office to talk, but by the time she sat down, she was in tears. When she was finally able to speak a few words, this is what she said: "Nobody knows me, pastor. Nobody gets me."

She poured out dark and painful stories of her past. For years she had had a drug habit and had turned to prostitution to make a living. Now she had conquered her drug habit and had a legitimate job. She was deeply ashamed of her past, and she told no one. She guarded her dark secret and prayed no one would ever know.

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