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The Rev. Brian L. Cole

I Am Not the Messiah

John 1:6-8,19-28

3rd Sunday of Advent - Year B

December 14, 2014

The Rev. Brian Cole (TEC)

No. No. No.

So begins the public ministry of John the Baptist according to the Gospel of St. John.

It's not what we have come to expect. Spend much time around Christian congregations during any Advent season, and John tends to come off as loud, disruptive and socially inappropriate. A wild man from the wilderness in stark contrast to the more serene images we associate with Mary and Jesus.

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The Rev. Dr. Dwight A. Moody

Where Is Jesus?

Luke 2:41-51

1st Sunday after Christmas - Year C

December 30, 2012

The Rev. Dr. Dwight Moody (CBF)

Every day in America 2,300 people are reported missing! You heard it right: 2,300 are reported missing every day.

Some are displaced by hurricanes and others are abducted by a distraught parent. An old man, his mind long gone, simply walks away, and teenagers, tired of abuse and chaos at home, they flee for what they suppose will be a fresh start. Some people fake their death, and others are taken with criminal intent. There is a military category: missing in action. Amelia Earhart may be the most famous missing person in American history.

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The Rev. John Gunn

Jesus Exalted His Work

The Rev. John Gunn (other)

In referencde to Jesus as a carpenter, The Rev. John R. Gunn writes, "We can be sure that His work was well done. That He never mad a shoddy table or plow. That He never made a yoke that would gall the neck of an ox. If all workmen would follow His example in this respect, it would elevate and dignify their trades. The man who turns out an honest piece of carpentry is as honorable as the man who makes a poem or a sermon."

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The Rev. Ann Svennungsen - A 30 Good Minutes Interview

The Rev. Ann Svennungsen (ELCA)

Hosts Lillian Daniel and Lydia Talbot in conversation with Ann Svennungsen, who says "We need to see vocation in the most broad terms. It's about God putting us on Earth for good reasons and us having a particular way to serve."
The Rev. Dr. Joanna Adams Transcript

February 12, 2006

Clarity About Your Calling

The Rev. Dr. Joanna Adams (PCUSA)

The Rev. Dr. Joanna Adams, pastor of Morningside Presbyterian Church in Atlanta, GA, examines the story of Moses' call in Exodus 3 and offers some "Clarity About Your Calling."