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The Rev. Dr. Stephen H. Cook

Stephen Cook: Wilderness Time

Matthew 4:1-11

1st Sunday in Lent - Year A

March 05, 2017

The Rev. Dr. Stephen Cook (CBF)


Once when I was pastor of a church between youth ministers, I stepped in to lead the young people in that interim season. We were getting close to Easter, and I announced one Sunday night that I had a surprise for them. We were going on a field trip. We loaded the church van and took off.

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The Rev. Dr. Quincy Brown

You're Not Yourself When You're Hungry

Exodus 16:2-4, 9-15

10th Sunday after Pentecost - Year B

August 02, 2015

The Rev. Dr. Quincy Brown (UMC)

Patrick wasn't his usual self. From the moment he walked into the room, I could tell something was off. He didn't want to read, he wasn't interested in drawing, he didn't care about playing checkers. He wasn't his usual chipper and curious self. Instead he acted more like the ogre Shrek. He was irritable, grumpy and complained that nobody cared about him. Between his complaints, I could hear a low groan from deep within his stomach, and I knew that he hadn't had breakfast. He told me that he hadn't had a good breakfast since his grandmother died a couple of weeks ago. 

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The Rev. Talitha Arnold Transcript

February 22, 2015

Angels in the Wilderness

The Rev. Talitha Arnold (UCC)

As we begin the season of Lent, the Rev. Talitha Arnold focuses on the moving image in Mark's gospel of angels ministering to Jesus in the wilderness--and encourages us to consider the angels we have known and loved, and who have loved us, in the wilderness times of our own lives.
The Rev. Dr. Dwight Andrews Transcript

September 21, 2014

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The Rev. Dr. Dwight Andrews (UCC)

The Rev. Dr. Dwight Andrews recounts how God provided manna for the Israelites on their exodus, and calls us to live as wilderness people as we follow God to the promised land.
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February 21, 2010

The Wilderness Exam

The Rev. Barbara Brown Taylor (TEC)

The Rev. Barbara Brown Taylor guides us into the season of Lent by taking us into the wilderness, where Jesus Christ was tested by the devil.