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The Rev. Henry Brinton

Henry Brinton: Come and See

John 1:43-51

2nd Sunday after Epiphany - Year B

January 14, 2018

The Rev. Henry Brinton (PCUSA)


Riverside Methodist Church in Occoquan has a black Jesus. Pastor Harley Camden noticed it the first time he walked into the small sanctuary and looked up at the stained-glass window at the front of the church. At first, he thought that the glass was simply dirty, but as he moved closer, he realized that the window had been designed that way, with Jesus looking more like a Palestinian Jew than an English Methodist.

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The Rev. Dr. Dan De Leon

Hospitality: A Crucial Cup of Cold Water

Matthew 10:40-42

3rd Sunday after Pentecost - Year A

June 29, 2014

The Rev. Dr. Dan De Leon (UCC)

The disciples are about to go on a mission. They're going to share the gospel message by casting out unclean spirits and curing every disease and sickness. This is a tall order. They're going to need serious provisions for something like this. But Jesus has instructed them to go out with only the clothes on their back; that's it--no extra tunic, no money, no food. The only thing they have to rely on is the kindness of strangers. Hospitality is their only provision.

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The Rev. Dr. James Barnette Transcript

September 15, 2013

Room at the Table

The Rev. Dr. James Barnette (CBF)

In his sermon on Jesus' parables of the Lost Sheep and Lost Coin (Luke 15:1-10), the Rev. Dr. James Barnette tells us that these stories remind us that God's talent for finding us is greater than our talent for getting lost. And there's much joy on God's part in finding what's lost.
The Rev. Patricia Grace Transcript

January 29, 2012

A Tale of Two Pats, Or, Friend, Move Up Higher

The Rev. Patricia Grace (TEC)

In her John Hines Preaching Award-winning sermon, the Rev. Patricia Grace takes the opportunity at a dinner party to teach about welcoming and serving the undesirable people of the world.
The Rev. Peter Wallace Article

April 22, 2009

A Welcoming Place

The Rev. Peter Wallace (TEC)

Sometimes the world surprises us with its places of welcome. How can our churches be more welcoming places for all who seek to know and love God? Let me share an experience I had about that with you.